The Law Office of Bennett C. David represents artists, authors, colleges, universities, small- to medium-sized businesses and and other creators of original works to create works without fear of someone else copying and profiting from their work.

What is a Copyright?

A Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection provided by the laws of the United States. Copyright protection is available to original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible form, whether published or unpublished. The categories of works that can be protected by copyright laws include paintings, literary works, live performances, photographs, movies, and software. This article provides a brief overview of what copyright is, the rights of the copyright owner, how to register a copyright, and the importance of including a copyright notice on your work.


A Copyright Owner’s Rights
The primary goal of copyright law is to protect the time, effort, and creativity of the work’s creator. As such, the Copyright Act gives the copyright owner certain exclusive rights, including the right to:
  • Reproduce the work
  • Prepare “derivative works” (other works based on the original work)
  • Distribute copies of the work by sale, lease, or other transfer of ownership
  • Perform the work publicly
  • Display the work publicly
For more information regarding Copyright Registration, please contact the Law Office of Bennett C. David to schedule a consultation.

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