As discussed on our Copyright Registration page, copyright laws protect the creative works of expression such as music, the written word, photographs, computer code, architectural and engineering designs, and paintings and more. Copyright protections include the exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, perform or display publicly, sell or otherwise transfer ownership or use of the copyrighted work, such as licensing the work to others, as well as the right to create derivative works.
Copyright laws protect a creative expression fixed in a tangible medium. Copyrights do not protect ideas, but may protect the expression of the idea. For example, a copyright will generally not protect the idea for a book, but it will protect the text, or expression within a book. A work is protected by copyright the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.
Copyrights may be registered with the federal government to receive the highest protection possible. While registration is voluntary, you will have to register, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work. For information on our affordable copyright registration fee packages, click here.
Our copyright services include:
- Identifying works in which you own copyright
- Registering your copyrights
- Protecting your copyrights against those who might infringe on them
- Licensing your copyrighted works to others for creative or commercial purposes
The copyright infringement lawyers at Gehres Law Group, P.C. have litigated numerous copyright infringement matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. We have represented film studios, authors, artists, designers, photographers, and many others in cases involving copyright infringement. Our copyright infringement attorneys aggressively pursue recourse against infringers and defend clients who have been wrongfully accused of infringement. We understand that halting the dissemination of a work that is copyrighted is often as important, or even more critical, than financial remedies to our clients. In appropriate cases, we will not hesitate to utilize takedown notices and Section 512 subpoenas to get infringing content off the internet before a lawsuit is even filed.
Our intellectual property attorneys bring experience and integrity to the table through all stages of the dispute resolution process, from initial case evaluation through settlement efforts and, if necessary, a full-blown trial. We strive to represent our clients in the most cost-effective manner possible. As a full-service law firm with award-winning attorneys, we provide our clients with large firm expertise and service at comparatively economical rates. Contact us today for a complementary evaluation of your copyright matter by one of our knowledgeable lawyers. You’ll be glad you did.