Copyrights vest to a creator of an original work of authorship once that work is fixed in a tangible form. Types of original works can include literary, musical, artistic, and certain other creative expressions, both published and unpublished. Registration is not necessary for the copyright protection to vest. Nonetheless, registering is necessary for enforcement in federal court and to recover statutory damages and attorneys’ fees from an infringer. To preserve the right to statutory damages and attorneys’ fees, an application must be filed within three months of publication or at least before infringement begins.
At Tsircou Intellectual Property Law, we assist our clients in registering, licensing and enforcing copyrights. We are also of benefit prior to the creation of a copyrightable work. At this early stage, we ensure that important issues such as ownership, financial considerations, and other concerns are identified and resolved and subsequently prepare agreements between the parties
This argument revolves around a basic premise of copyright law that says copyright protection is only offered for expressive content of work, not functional ideas or objects…
This ruling is very important for the copyright holders of pre-1972 works, and sound engineers alike
Even though an individual may not be hosting or displaying copyrighted material on their website, in certain circumstances outlined in this new ruling, an individual can still be liable for copyright infringement for the act of linking to said copyrighted work hosted on other websites
The only rights that are affected by the Brexit are those that are governed by unified EU regulations.
May 2016 saw the conclusion of one of the most contentious copyright battles involving software, between two of the industry’s heavyweights: Google v. Oracle. What made this case so interesting was the calling into question of software development practices that had been considered legitimate for the past two decades, and what made it so important was the potential fallout of a verdict on either side of the issue.