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In order to obtain copyright protection, a work must be original and fixed in a tangible medium of expression. To satisfy the originality requirement, the author must have engaged in some form of intellectual endeavor, and not mere copying, and must exhibit some form of creativity. Further, in order to be deemed "fixed in a tangible medium", the work must be created on something sufficiently permanent to be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated for a sufficiently long duration.