What is a Copyright?
Copyright protection extends to "original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression . . . ." Copyright covers both published and unpublished works, and subsists once a copyrightable work becomes fixed in a tangible medium of expression.
Copyright protects original works, including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as novels, poetry, movies, songs, and computer software. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed.
During a Copyright Assessment, we will review your website content, along with any other documentation you provide, and advise you on your options and best practices regarding protecting your intellectual property under Copyright Law. We can also assist in enforcing your Copyright rights in the form of DMCA takedown notices, Cease & Desist letters, and other tactics.
Our copyright professionals help clients:
Understand what is copyrightable subject matter
Find ways to strengthen copyright protection
Avoid copyright infringement
Monetize copyrights through licensing
Once we have identified works of authorship that may qualify for Copyright protection, we can advise you on selecting works for registration with the US Copyright Office. While works are afforded Copyright protection at the moment they are "fixed in any tangible medium of expression," there are additional benefits of registering your work, including the ability to pursue statutory damages for infringement as well as providing evidence of ownership in the work.
Noli IP Solutions advises clients on:
Filing copyright registrations
The benefits of copyright registration
Determining appropriate material to submit for registration
The scope of copyright protection
In addition to protecting your intellectual property interests in your own work, it's also important to ensure that your business does not infringe the rights of other authors. Compliance issues can arise in situations such as where you display copyrighted materials on your website or use copyrighted works under license from the owners. We can assist with ensuring compliance with copyright terms in licenses as well as provide general guidance regarding the use of others' works on your website or incorporated into your products.
Sometimes the best defense is a good offense, and when necessary, our team can enforce your copyrights through:
Cease & desist letters
Take down notices to service providers
Mitigation and arbitration