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Surprising Court Ruling - Can You Copyright a Yoga Sequence?


Is a yoga sequence protected by copyright? No, says the Ninth Circuit Court.

Bikram Choudhury first published his special 26 pose hot yoga sequence is a 1979 book.  About a dozen years later the author wanted to file a supplementary registration of the sequence that is widely taught to his franchise network.  While dance choreography can often be covered by copyright, yoga sequences can't.


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