Copyright Law

"The Congress shall have Power ... To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."
United States Constitution, Article I, Section 8

A common misconception is that if something does not carry the Copyright symbol, it is not copyrighted. In truth, anything that is created is automatically copyrighted. While it is obviously preferrable from the standpoint of the creator to utilize the Copyright symbol (along with a name and date) it is not necessary for the work to be protected.

We have extensive experience with copyright protection, enforcement, registration, and commercialization. We represent clients in a full range of copyright matters, including:
  • Software development and licensing
  • Website development and protection
  • Music
  • Film
  • Print publishing
  • Digital publishing
  • International copyright registration and enforcement
  • Enforcement of copyrights on the Internet using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The Digital Millenium Copyright Act (PDF) of 1998 was designed to protect all digital works including, but not limited to, software, music, fonts and clipart. The DMCA protects the rights of the original creators against piracy and unlawful distribution of their works.

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