Copyright gives the creator of an original work exclusive right for a certain time period in relation to that work, including its publication, distribution and adaptation; after which time the work is said to enter the public domain.
Copyright may apply to a wide range of creative, intellectual, scientific, or artistic forms, or "works". Specifics vary by jurisdiction, but these can include poems, theses, plays, other literary works, movies, dances, musical compositions, audio recordings, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, software, radio and television and broadcasts.
Copyright does not cover ideas and information themselves, only the form or manner in which they are expressed.
Our firm can provide counseling and a legal framework for copyright transactions all over the world, including
- acquisition and protection of copyrighted material,
- negotiating and drafting agreements covering the development, transfer and licensing of copyrighted works,
- preparing and prosecuting applications for copyright registration, and counseling on enforcement and licensing