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Unformatted text preview: and display. Duration: Authors life plus 70 years or if anonymous, the shorter of 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation. How obtained: Secured automatically when the work is created and fixed in a copy or recorded for the first time. Trade Secrets: Coverage: Any formula, pattern, physical device, idea, process or compilation of information that both: Provides the owner of the information with a competitive advantage in the marketplace, and Is treated in a way that can reasonably be expected to prevent the public or competitors from learning about it, absent improper acquisition or theft. Protection: Against theft or unauthorized use, but not against independent discovery or reverse engineering. Trade secrets are governed by state law. Duration: Indefinite if the secret is maintained. How obtained: Protection is automatic if the secret is maintained....
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- Fall '06