Protecting Copyrighted Works
Our attorneys help the authors of many forms of copyrighted work protect their creative work(s) through federal copyright registrations. We counsel clients regarding copyright eligibility, notices, ownership, fair use, licenses and infringement. We assess the use of third-party materials protected by copyright, fair use defenses, the scope of license grants and performing rights societies. We file applications to register copyrights, counsel clients on the use of copyrighted materials, and provide assistance in obtaining the proper clearances and permissions. We assist clients in acquiring and transferring copyrights through acquisitions, licensing or assignment and advise clients on copyright issues encountered on websites and in e-commerce attractions.