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Copyright Protects What?

Copyright Protects What?

What is a Copyright? Copyrights are part of the intellectual property (IP) bundle of rights. Other forms of IP that are part of the bundle ar trademarks, patents, rights of publicity, and trade sectrest. A copyright is a legal form of protection for “original” works...
Copyright Small Claims

Copyright Small Claims

Copyright Small Claims – a Gift to Copyright Owners Are you a copyright owner with an infringement claim of less than $30,000? If so, there is possibly good news for you. In December 2020, Congress passed the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement of...
Copyright Modernization Act

Copyright Modernization Act

Updating the Copyright Office IT system to ease the process. In years past, the registration of a copyright was not necessarily difficult, but it was a very long process.  While parts of the process could be done online in recent decades, there were still times...
Transfer of Copyright

Transfer of Copyright

What rules apply with a transfer of copyright? Are you a freelance designer, musician, or writer? Do you hire them? Did you design a logo for a business that is now successful?Did you ghostwrite a book for an author that is now a bestseller?Did you write (or...