Protecting Your Creative Works
Your intellectual capital is the most important asset your business owns. It’s the reason you have your customers and the source of your competitive advantage.
And that means that protecting your intellectual assets is one of the most important steps a business can take. One way of doing this is copyright protection, which safeguards your original works.
What is copyright?
A copyright is a form of intellectual property law grounded in the U.S. Constitution. It protects original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression.
Your work is protected from the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible, perceptible form.
Copyright gives the owner the exclusive right to:
- Reproduce the work
- Distribute copies of the work to the public by sale, rental, lease, or lending
- Display the work publicly (if it is pictorial, audio-visual, graphic, or sculptural)
- Perform the work publicly (if it is literary, dramatic, musical, or choreographic)
- Broadcast the work (if it is a sound recording)
- Prepare imitative works based on the original
Technically, the work is protected as soon as it is created. However, you must register your copyright if you wish to bring a lawsuit for copyright infringement.
Copyright protection includes literary, dramatic, musical, architectural, and sculptural works, such as:
- Computer software
It does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation. However, it may protect the ways in which these things are expressed.
What should I do if I need copyright protection?
If you need copyright protection, you need more than just an attorney. You need someone who will fight to protect the single most important asset your business owns.
Amburn Law is a firm founded on the principles of honesty, trust, and respect. Our attorneys treat every client as they would treat their own family members, taking the time to thoroughly investigate the facts, understand your needs, and fight for what you deserve.
If you need to speak with an attorney about copyright protection, click here to schedule your free consultation.