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What qualifies as a pantomime or choreographic work?

The Copyright Act does not explicitly define what a pantomime or choreographic work is, but this category is generally understood it include dance routines, ballet, gymnastic floor routines, etc. Often times, such a work may also qualify as a dramatic work - the fact that there is overlap here is ok.

However, because a work must be fixed, an improvised dance or ballet must be recorded, or the moves must be written down, to it to be entitled to copyright protection.