Protection by Copyrights A copyright is a legal concept that grants original creators of work exclusive rights for the use and distribution. A copyright is considered intellectual property, such as patents and trademarks. It’s applicable to anything, including art, inventions, etc. There are no “international copyright laws”, every country has its own laws. America, for… Continue reading All About Copyrights
Your work is officially protected as soon as you create it — no official US Copyright Office registration necessary. However, just because registration isn’t strictly required doesn’t mean there aren’t excellent reasons to officially register your copyright. Let’s look at a few of these reasons below. 1. You need a copyright registration before you can… Continue reading Why Should I Register My Copyright With the US Copyright Office?
For nearly 200 years, if you published your work without a copyright notice and without registering your copyright, U.S. copyright law provided that the work fell into the public domain. You lost all rights to challenge any infringement. Fortunately for authors and creators of other works subject to copyright protection, that is no longer true.… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Register Your Works With the US Copyright Office
It is vital that you take care of the registration of your firm once you have started off with the business of your choice. The registration applies to the name of the company, the company logo and also a unique business code. The importance of registered trademark can never be ruled out and can save… Continue reading Trademarks and Copyrights – How Important Are They?
Copyright — a federal protection granted to the author of a creative work — is commonly understood in contexts such as books, movies, photographs, and paintings. It’s clear to most people that, under normal circumstances, you can’t copy someone’s novel and publish it as your own, post someone else’s photo or painting on your own… Continue reading Copyright Protection: 2 Intriguing Objects Eligible for Copyrights
Many different parties rely up their copyright, therefore individuals, SMEs or large corporations often all invoke their rights. The law surrounding this particular legal issue can be quite complex, so if you find yourself with a copyright problem it is definitely a good idea to talk to some specialist copyright lawyers in order to get… Continue reading Copyright Lawyers and The Law: An Introduction
It is amazing how much controversy the WikiLeaks release of confidential, secret, and classified information has caused the world. Such events trouble our military, and they appear to have hurt our State Department which is quite a fortunate. You see, we need to keep opening channels of communication between our allies, trading partners, and even… Continue reading Why Doesn’t the US Just Mark All Secret Documents “Copyrighted” and Use Copyright Law?
Copyright registration is automatic; your work, whether it is a novel, a photograph, an architectural drawing, or any other eligible type of intellectual property, is automatically protected by a copyright. And official US Copyright Office registration costs $35. So why would anyone ever want to pay for an official copyright registration? Let’s take a closer… Continue reading Copyright Registration: Why Wait?
The other day, I was having a conversation about copyright law, you see I am an online article author, and I produced a number of e-books, and before my stint as a writer, I was quite concerned with protecting our company operations manual from getting in the hands of competitors. I’ve been mildly successful at… Continue reading Can You Copyright a Fight Song or a School Motto?