n.A work assembled from a variety of material taken from various sources to create a new work; an anthology.


A compilation may also include new material, especially material that serves as an introduction, that provides a bridge between or commentary on the material from other sources, or that closes the work. Often used to describe motion pictures and sound recordings.


U.S. Code LawA work formed by the collection and assembling of preexisting materials or of data that are selected, coordinated, or arranged in such a way that the resulting work as a whole constitutes an original work of authorship. The term 'compilation' includes collective works.