com·pi·la·tion /ˌkäm-pə-'lā-shən/ n: a collection of preexisting materials and data so arranged to form a new original work under the law of copyright

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun accretion, accumulation, agglomeration, aggregation, anthology, arrangement, assemblage, classification, codification, collection, colligation, collocation, combination, conglomeration, consolidation, gathering, incorporation, miscellany, selection associated concepts: Official Compilation of Codes Rules, and Regulations II index call (title) III index abstract, assemblage, body (collection), building (business of assembling), centralization, code, codification, collection (accumulation), composition (makeup), conglomeration, corpus, cumulation, digest, selection (choice), selection (collection), summary

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A work formed by selecting, collecting, and assembling preexisting materials or data. Examples of compilations are databases, anthologies, and collective works. The creative aspects of a compilation — such as the novel way it is organized and the selection of the materials to be included — are entitled to copyright protection whether or not the individual parts are in the public domain or are subject to another owners copyright. (See also: database, collective work)
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Copyright Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

1 In copyright law, an assemblage of data or preexisting literacy works that is selected and arranged in such a way that it results in an original work of authorship.
2 A collection of updated statutes that have been rearranged to make their use more convenient.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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