Do you or your company create or use any of the following?
- Literary works, including software, books, articles, website content, etc.
- Musical works, including any accompanying words
- Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
- Motion pictures and other audiovisual works
- Sound recordings
- Architectural work
- Other original, creative works of authorship
If you or your company are in the business of creating any of the above, copyright law can help prevent others from copying your product and benefiting from your work and creativity.
If you or your company are in the business of using or selling any of the above, you may be liable for copyright infringement if you don’t secure the appropriate permission from the copyright owner, unless the copyright has expired. In some cases, a court may award statutory damages of $150,000 for infringement.
If you are a content creator, we can help you to protect and enforce your copyright, including registering your work with the U.S. Copyright Office. Registering your copyright early can enhance your recovery from infringers, so if possible, contact us before publication of your work.
If you are a content user, we can help you to determine whether a work is subject to copyright and to help you get the licenses you need to avoid costly litigation or damages.