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Copyright 1993 Under section 102 of the Copyright Act (title 17 of the United States Code), copyright protection extends only to “original works of authorship.” The statute states clearly that ideas and concepts cannot be protected by copyright.
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Copyrighted in 1993 as The Fire Museum of Greater Harrisburg

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Under section 102 of the Copyright Act (title 17 of the United States Code), copyright protection extends only to “original works of authorship.” The statute states clearly that ideas and concepts cannot be protected by copyright.

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The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum is a registered 501(C)3 non-profit org.    EIN: 25-1719478   with the state of Pennsylvania.

(Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, Title 15, Chapters 51-59 ("PCS")).

PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL FIRE MUSEUM

               1820  NORTH  4th  STREET 

                HARRISBURG, PA. 17102


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