As experienced Copyright attorneys, "We Protect Imagination" worldwide.
WHAT IS A COPYRIGHT?
Copyright is a form of protection provided to authors of "original works of authorship,"
including literary, artistic and dramatic works, musical compositions and other creations.
Copyright protects the author's original expression as contained in the work but does not
usually extend to any idea, procedure, process, method, system, discovery, name, slogan
Copyright protection gives the author the exclusive right to exercise or control the
- to reproduce copies of the original work;
- to prepare derivative works or "spinoffs" that are based on the original;
- to distribute copies of the work, by sale, transfer, licensing or lending and on the Internet;
- to publicly perform or display the copyrighted work;
- to prevent the intentional modification, distortion or or mutilation of any work of the
visual arts that would harm the artist's reputation or honor and to prevent the destruction
of a well-recognized and protected work.
WHAT CAN BE PROTECTED?
Literary works, Visual Artworks, Performing Artworks, Sound Recordings and Serials.
Literary works normally includes: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, textbooks, cookbooks,
catalogs, ad copy, speeches, software codes and computer programs;
Visual Arts includes paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, maps, graphic designs,
art reproductions, cartoons, unique package designs, technical drawings and architectural works;
Performing Arts includes musical compositions, dramatic works, scripts, choreography,
motion pictures, and other multimedia or audiovisual works;
Sound Recording protection should be used to protect published and unpublished recordings
of musical, dramatic, or literary works to protect the sound recording itself, in addition to
any copyright in the underlying work;
Serials are literary works published in a series of installments, such as magazines, newspapers,
bulletins, journals and digests. Websites and software can be eligible for copyrights.
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