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Suing For Misappropriation of Copyrighted Work - How Long Should I Wait?

Suing For Misappropriation of Copyrighted Work - How Long Should I Wait?

Let's say you found someone who has copyrighted your work. Once you have learned of the infringement, you should make sure you have your work properly registered with the United States Copyright Office. If you have previously registered it, review it to make sure it is correct and fix any error......[Read More]
How Do I Copyright Images in Australia?

How Do I Copyright Images in Australia?

A copyright is the legally recognized ownership of a creative work, such as a book, piece of music, painting or photograph. Copyright confers certain rights to the owner that are recognized internationally. In some countries, the process of copyright registration can be somewhat complicated. On the ......[Read More]
About Internet Music Piracy

About Internet Music Piracy

Digital music piracy has become the music industry's biggest challenge over the past two decades. Many artists, record labels and fans are still divided over the merits of music piracy and how to approach it. The Recording Industry Association of America has responded largely by suing individuals an......[Read More]
How to Properly Copyright Artwork on the Internet

How to Properly Copyright Artwork on the Internet

An artwork copyright is proof that you own a piece of art, have control over the public display and reproduction of it and are eligible to receive compensation for it. Artwork is automatically given copyright status when you first create it, but many professional artists prefer the extra security of......[Read More]
Inexpensive and Easy Way for Trademark Registration

Inexpensive and Easy Way for Trademark Registration

Trademark registration in Chandigarh is done as per governments rule. Is a trademark source, sponsorship, affiliation or other business relationship of the goods or services that indicates anything.A trademark is a type of scholarly property, ... ......[Read More]
How to Sue for Copyright Infringement

How to Sue for Copyright Infringement

Intellectual property refers to any valuables that where created through intelligent or artistic means. If you have written a book, invented something or if you just took a photo those are considered your intellectual properties ... ......[Read More]
Intercoms & the Law

Intercoms & the Law

Intercoms have become an intimate part of modern-day life, being used everywhere from airports to shopping malls and health care facilities. As such, certain legal guidelines, typically differing by state, have been put in place for their safe operation.......[Read More]
Myths About Copyright Laws

Myths About Copyright Laws

Copyright law covers creative works, including sculptures.A Metal Spherical Lattice Piece of Artwork. image by daseaford from Fotolia.comU.S. copyright law protects creative works of various kinds, including books, movies, songs, and artwork. Copyright law is complex and has changed many.........[Read More]
How to Validate If a Literary Article Has Been Copyrighted

How to Validate If a Literary Article Has Been Copyrighted

Copyright laws have changed greatly over the years. In October of 1976, the copyright laws were changed to represent the policy of "fair use" in publications. Since that time, several amendments have been added to protect the works of publishers. In 2007, those laws were further strengthened to incl......[Read More]
Understanding Copyright

Understanding Copyright

When you create original content, it is automatically copyrighted, but you should know about copyrights and how to specifically mark your work.Also, establishing the date of creation is very important.......[Read More]
Music Public Domain

Music Public Domain

music public domain Unforunately, there are very few sound recordings which are in the music public domain in the USA. In order to find and identify rare ones you would probably need an attorney or ... ......[Read More]
How to Negotiate Composer Agreements

How to Negotiate Composer Agreements

A composer agreement, also called a songwriting contract, is an agreement entered into between the composer of a song and the publishing or record company. While many songwriting contracts are often straightforward, entering into a deal without an entertainment lawyer or a music agent can be difficu......[Read More]
How to Compile a Glossary Without Violating Copyrights

How to Compile a Glossary Without Violating Copyrights

A glossary may or may not be compiled by the author of the work it supports, but copyright in the glossary is held by its creator. Under U.S. Copyright law (U.S. Code Title 17), a glossary may be a "derivative work," in which case the compiler holds copyright only to the material she has created; ma......[Read More]
How to Register Images at the Copyright Office

How to Register Images at the Copyright Office

Although an image is automatically copyrighted the moment it is created, registering the image with the U.S. Copyright Office helps to maintain the provenance during the life of the picture. A visual work created any time after 1977 is protected until 70 years after the creator's death, therefore th......[Read More]
Musicians and Copyrights - What You Need To Know

Musicians and Copyrights - What You Need To Know

As musicians and songwriters, weve all wondered what it takes to protect our creative output from theft or plagiarism. Thats the point when copywriting our work becomes a concern. Why would anyone want their hard work to go to waste if we could somehow protect our creative property?......[Read More]
Finding a Patent Lawyer

Finding a Patent Lawyer

When you have just started up a new invention, you may think of what people mean when they talk about these patent lawyers. The fact is, patent lawyers are easy to to get a hold of if you are looking for one. The most important thing is to actually talk to them and take the next step.......[Read More]
Federal Statute of Limitations on Copyright Infringement

Federal Statute of Limitations on Copyright Infringement

The United States Patent and Trademark Office was created during the administration of the first American president, George Washington, to evaluate and process patents and trademarks. In an interesting historical side note, prior to that time, Washington personally signed off on each new patent gran......[Read More]
Church Music Copyright Laws

Church Music Copyright Laws

The same laws that apply to most intellectual property also apply to the music that is used in church services, bulletins and other media. According to the Music Publisher's Association, "when you use someone else's property, you must have the property owner's consent," so asking for permission is t......[Read More]
My Favorite 'Words to the Wise' For Wonderful Witness Relations With Jurors

My Favorite 'Words to the Wise' For Wonderful Witness Relations With Jurors

You don't give expert witness testimony in a vacuum. You want and need the jury to first know and then agree with what you have to say. Here are my most useful suggestions for behavior, strategy, and verbiage for getting the jury to accept, believe, and rely on what you are saying.......[Read More]
Digital Millennium Copyright Laws

Digital Millennium Copyright Laws

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act defines procedures to stop copyright infringement on the Internet.laptop keyboard image by Ren?? Sputh from Fotolia.comWith the proliferation of technology that makes it easy to copy materials online, the instances of online copyright infringement has.........[Read More]