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Copyright Law

US and global copyright laws protect original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Things that are protected by copyright law include:

  • Writing
  • Music
  • Plays
  • Choreography
  • Drawings, paintings, and sculptures
  • Software (however this is a complicated area with a lot of conflict between the US Circuit Courts)

  • Movies
  • Sound recordings
  • Architecture
  • Compilations
  • Derivative works

Our law firm routinely advises artists, writers, industrial designers, and software developers on copyright issues related to their business. The most common services that we provide are:

  • Copyright Registration

  • Consulting on what is in the public domain

  • Consulting on fair use

  • Writing cease & desist letters to copyright infringers

Our lawyers have been published on fair use in video game software development.

With the ability to easily spread copyrighted information around the world via the internet, copyright is an inherently international practice. Our lawyers have advised clients on protecting and enforcing their copyrights in the US, Europe, and Asia, and we have developed copyright protection plans for multinational corporations operating in China.

If you have copyright questions or problems schedule a consultation with our attorneys.