Copyright Law

Intellectual Property Law – Copyrights

There are three registered forms of intellectual property: trademarks, patents and copyrights. Copyrights protect the creative expression in works. This includes software, books, movies and photographs. You don’t need to register your copyrights to have protection, but registered copyrights enjoy significant benefits under the law. If an unauthorized party copies your work you may suffer—you invested the time and effort to create the work, but another can sell it or use it to their benefit unless you recognize and enforce your copyrights. You may also be able to uncover additional revenue and build your business by licensing your copyrighted work. Share what you have, but preserve your value and artistry.

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