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Copyrights

The United States Copyright Act protects rights of authorship
of original tangible creations, ensuring artists, writers, musicians,
designers and architects exclusive dominion over their works.

Copyrights are applicable to literary works such as novels, non-fiction books, poetry, and online copy, dramatic works such as plays and motion pictures, choreography and pantomimes, musical works such as songs, orchestral and instrumental compositions and sound recordings, visual art such as paintings, drawings, sculpture, graphic images and photographs. The Copyright Act also protects computer software designs, and architecture.

A Copyright ensures that its owner has exclusive rights to distribute copies of the work to the public, to perform and/or display the work publicly, to reproduce the work, to prepare derivative works based upon the original work and to authorize others to do any of the above.

A Copyright Registration:

  • Establishes a public record of the copyright claim.
  • Is key to filing an infringement suit in court.
  • Ensures that in the case of an action in court, statutory damages and attorneys’ fees will be available to the copyright owner in addition to any award for actual damages and profits.
  • If registered before or within 5 years of publication, establishes prima facie evidence in court of the validity of the copyright and of the facts stated in the certificate.
  • Provides U.S. Customs and Border Intellectual Property Protection. Allows the copyright owner to record the registration with the U.S. Customs Service to protect against the importation of infringing copies.

 

 

It is important that your work be registered in a timely manner
Contact us now for an expert assessment and our experienced staff
will ensure that your work is fully protected from any infringement whether local or international.


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