SaveTweetCopyrights are used to protect both published and unpublished original works of authorship. The most common examples of copyrighted material include things such as books, movies, music, software, and architecture.
If you've created an original work of your own, find out how to protect it from being copied by others trying to pass your work off as their own. Here you can find Avvo Legal Guides on the basics of copyright, copyright registration, and copyright infringement.
INTRODUCTION TO COPYRIGHTS
a. Definition. Federal copyright law allows protection of "original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which... more
What is copyright?
Copyright is the set of exclusive rights granted to the
creator of a particular work. These rights include the right to reproduce the
work, distribute copies, and create new works... more
Protecting Your Creativity: How Long Will Copyright
Law Protect Me?
Now that we know what types of
works are copyrightable, how to take a work from copyrightable to copyrighted,
and the importance of... more
Get familiar with basic copyright law..
Copyright is governed by Title 17 of the United States Code. Although copyright arises automatically in the creator of a work as soon as it is fixed in a... more
Must a plaintiff have a copyright registration prior to filing suit?.
Yes (except for claims brought under the Visual Artists Rights Act, 17 U.S.C. § 106A). Section 411(a) provides that “no civil... more