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DRAMATIC COMPOSITION Definition & Legal Meaning

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In copyright law. A literary work setting forth a story,incident, or scene from life, in which, however, the narrative Is not related, but isrepresented by a dialogue and action; may Include a descriptive poem set to music, ora pantomine, but not a composition for musical instruments alone, nor a merespectacular exhibition or stage dance. Daly v. Palmer, 6 Fed. Cas. 1132; Carte v. Duff(C. C.) 25 Fed. 183; Tompkins v. Ilalleck. 133 Mass. 35, 43 Am. Rep. 4S0; Russell v.Smith, 12 Adol. & El. 230; Martinetti v. McGuire, 16 Fed. Cas. 920; Fuller v. Bemis (C.C.) 50 Fed. 920.


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