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"What's copywritable?" Pretty much anything, really. However, if you want to include something in an advert you're copywriting, then you either have to get the correct licence(s) or ensure it's in the Public Domain.
Sheogorath:

You have it correct. Any fixed form of expression is theoretically covered by copyright, which includes software. I am unsure what John Bennett means by "expansion" of copyright in this case, because courts ruled in 1974 that computer code is covered by copyright, and Congress formalized the copyright protection of software in 1980. To claim that covering software at this point is an "expansion" is worse than closing the barn door after the horse is gone. It is more like trying to close the door after the horse left, the house was bulldozed, and the barn collapsed.

@ Anonymous: You misunderstood my intent. I was actually trying to point out a huge but basic spelling error in a humorous way. Basically, copyright is the legally granted monopoly on the tangible expression of ideas, whereas copywriting is the act of creating copy for adverts.

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