What is copyright and what does copyright attorney works

Copyright gives the owner exclusive rights including the right to reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies of, perform or display publicly, of t he copyrighted work. A violation of these rights can give rise to both a civil cause of action and criminal liability. A Copyright begins as soon as the work is created. The copyrighted work immediately becomes the property of the author, whether or not the work is ever registered.

A copyright attorney represents clients in matters dealing with copyright law, which states that the owner of any tangible creative work (author, composer, playwright, publisher, etc.) has the sole legal right to that work in all areas of:

  • Publication
  • Production
  • Sale
  • Reproduction
  • Performance
  • Distribution
  • Public display
  • Transmission
  • Transformation

A copyright attorney helps to protect a creator’s right to be compensated and to control his or her work in the areas of:

  • Literary works
  • Musical works, including any accompanying words
  • Dramatic works, including any accompanying music
  • Pantomimes and choreographic works
  • Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
  • Motion pictures and other audiovisual works
  • Sound recordings
  • Architectural works

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