Just because you wrote something and put one of those little C’s at the bottom of the page, and claim the copyright, doesn’t mean that you won’t find challenges in our information age. After all, you might write something, put it on a website or blog somewhere, perhaps an obscure place, or perhaps you may… Continue reading Defending Copyrights – Challenges With First to Publish Proof in the Information Age
The objective of filing a patent is generally to assert control of one’s creation or procedure so that you can manage its usage. But, surprisingly often, other people fail to give courtesy to the product creator and unlawfully use their branded components to aid their own objectives. The arguments on the subject of patent violation… Continue reading What Is Patent Infringement?
The U.S. Copyright Office designates copyright protection for “… original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed… ” (see 17 USC § 102(a)). Essentially there are three parts to the protection: (1) being a work of authorship, which we explore in more detail here, (2) being original,… Continue reading Copyright Part Three: A Work of Authorship
For an entertainment attorney who deals on and off with copyright laws and protection policies, it is quite amusing to know how people misjudge the concept of copyright. But then again it becomes the responsibility of those with knowledge to prove this myth wrong. Some people believe in avoiding the use of phrases as “I… Continue reading Copyright Challenges and Professional Help
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) are burning up the internet with controversy and stimulating lynch mobs of protests. SOPA and PIPA have been successfully subdued with much help from many tech connoisseurs who have jumped on the bandwagon of opposition against these U.S. bills. With so many people now… Continue reading SOPA and PIPA: A Lethal Sister Act?
It all started with a realization that copyright belongs to the author. And that copyright means the right to publish. And that for the copyright to have any meaning, all the tools of the copyright must be part and parcel of the copyright, and therefore belong to the author, too. And that all this taken… Continue reading Alice in the Wonderland of US Courts
The foremost matter to do is arrange a deposit. This can be in whichever of differing document forms listed on copyright(dot)gov and can be formulated using a word processing program. With recent computer programs, you have differing alternatives for the deposit. These are: The original 25 and remaining 25 pages of Source Code with parcels… Continue reading How to File a Copyright Application for Software
Moral Rights as Explained by Copyright Attorneys This article is not intended as legal or expert advice and should you want to know specific information regarding intellectual property laws or applications, it is recommended that you contact copyright attorneys for assistance. Moral Rights as Related to Intellectual Property Moral rights as related to intellectual property,… Continue reading Copyright Attorneys Can Assist With Issues Regarding Moral Rights Of Authors
Working in the music industry is highly competitive and can oftentimes become stressful when handling money, legalities and costs or fees involved with producing and distributing music. Whether you are an artist trying to earn a living from your music or a producer and distributor looking to generate a profit from helping artists, hiring a… Continue reading The Importance of Music Licensing Agreements