While sometimes overlooked, issues
dealing with copyrights have increased in visibility with the rise
of the internet and are currently at the cutting edge of
intellectual property law. Copyrights offer legal protection for
original works of authorship against unlawful copying from someone
else. Copyrights grant
exclusive rights to reproduce, produce derivative works, distribute,
and perform or display the work in public.
Copyrights are generally creative in nature and protection is
usually not extended to useful or functional goods. Some representative
copyrightable works include works of art (paintings, drawings,
sculpture etc.), recorded music, videos, motion pictures, written
materials (books, articles etc.), architectural works, software
code, and graphical works.
We offer a wide range of copyright services including
registration with the Library of Congress, work for hire and
assignment agreements, and conflict resolution.