Copyright

Copyrights provide protection for people and businesses that create original works including:

  • Literary works
  • Musical works
  • Dramatic works
  • Pantomimes and choreographic works
  • Pictorial, graphic and sculptural works
  • Motion pictures and other audiovisual works
  • Sound recordings
  • Architectural works and plans
  • Software
  • Websites

Copyrights and their associated licenses can be important revenue sources for individuals and businesses. Most companies hold creative works that should be protected from unlawful copying including computer codes, websites, training or user manuals, or more traditional forms of copyrighted media. Holding a copyright gives you the exclusive right to reproduce the work and copies of it and develop derivative works based on it. You also hold distribution rights, performance rights and even the right to display or perform the work publicly.  If care is not taken when developing a product or service, inadvertent copyright infringement can have dire effects on your company’s future.  Workman Nydegger copyright attorneys can help you understand and establish a copyright strategy customized to your needs.

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