A research aim was to investigate signs peculiar to choreographic works, as objects of copyright. Will consider, what elements of choreographic results can be attributed to maintenance, and also internal and external forms, and also to offer approach to the decision of set certain tasks. Identification of the main features of choreographic works has a special relevance for the methodological provision of forensic expert activity.
It was established that the main tasks of the forensic expertise of choreographic works are: the definition of the object of copyright law in the object of research; definition in the object of the research or its part of signs of originality and creative nature; establishing the fact of reproduction of a choreographic work; establishing a method for its use or processing.
The results of the conducted research indicate that the elements of the internal form of choreographic works may include the artistic image, composition, structure of the work. The elements of the external form – the choreographic work of the work (choreographic vocabulary of the work, style of speech), that is, the author’s own means and techniques of creating artistic images, with which plastic dance images are created.
During realization of expertise it is expedient to investigate the next elements of choreographic language works: composition of motions, gestures, poses, mimicry; harmoniousness of motions and poses, plastic expressiveness and mimicry, rate and rhythm of motion, spatial picture; light and colour decisions; stage sceneries, suits, make-up and hair-dos of actors; individual style of motion (handwriting of motions) etc.
At establishment of fact of the complete or partial use of choreographic work an expert on the stage of comparative research conducts the analysis of language elements of the investigated works, methods of their selection, use, mutual combination and correlation. The elements of maintenance and form of these works are thus analysed, in particular, features of expression of their internal and external form.
In the process of research the special attention applies on facts that can testify to more early use by other authors of analogical choreographic elements. It also establishes the originality of the used choreographic vocabulary of the work, means and methods of creating artistic images.
Key words: choreographic works, forms of work, expert practice, objects of copyright.