U.S. copyright law Edit
To be considered fixed, a work must exist for more than a transitory duration. The term "transitory duration" is not defined in the 1976 Copyright Act.
In Triad Systems Corp. v. Southeastern Express Co., the court said that "[t]ransitory duration is a relative term that must be interpreted and applied in context."
- ↑ 64 F.3d 1330, 36 U.S.P.Q.2d (BNA) 1028 (9th Cir. 1995) (full-text).