Copyrights are the lifeline of the creative person. You’ve worked hard to bring great creativity to life, but without copyrights, your work may be subject to infringement. – Roger Doumanian, Copyright Lawyer
So you’re the creative type and you have an amazing project in the works. That’s great. But how are you going to protect your creativity from a world full of unethical opportunists who, in a heartbeat, will make your hard work their own without notice or compensation to you? Answer: By having a good copyright lawyer on your side!
In the legal world this is called “Copyright Infringement” and the federal government has created “Copyright Law” to deal with with such unethical behavior.
What is a Copyright?
A Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States of America for “original works of authorship”, including literary, dramatic, musical, architectural, cartographic, choreographic, pantomimic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, and audiovisual creations.
“Copyright” literally means the right to copy but has come to mean that body of exclusive rights granted by law to copyright owners for protection of their work. Copyright protection does not extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, title, principle, or discovery. Similarly, names, titles, short phrases, slogans, familiar symbols, mere variations of typographic ornamentation, lettering, coloring, and listings of contents or ingredients are not subject to copyright.
A Copyright is not a Trademark, which is defined as a word, symbol, or phrase, used to identify a particular manufacturer’s or seller’s products and distinguish them from the products of others. Click here to learn more about Trademarks.
What I Can Help You Copyright
I am dedicated to helping my clients protect their rights to their creative works. Whether you are a seasoned photographer, a novice author, or anyone in between, I am here to help you maintain control over what rightfully belongs to you. Here are some things I can help you copyright:
- Literary Works (including Books and Articles)
- Musical Works (with any accompanying words)
- Dramatic Works (with any accompanying music)
- Choreographic Works
- Graphic, Pictorial, and Sculptural Works
- Audiovisual Works (including Motion Pictures)
- Sound Recordings
- Architectural Works
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