copyright attorney
Copyright is a form of protection that gives the authors and creators of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, the right to control how those works are used. In most instances the author of the work or the creator’s employer will be considered the owner of the work and the Copyright Act generally gives the owner the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to do the following:

  • To reproduce the work
  • To make derivative works and adaptations based upon the work;
  • To distribute copies of the work to the public; and
  • To perform and display the work publicly;

Many authors find it beneficial to register their claim of copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office and if someone wrongfully uses the registered material, the copyright owner can sue and may also be able to obtain compensation for any losses suffered.
The Law Offices of Robert F. Zielinski can help you in the registration, licensing and enforcement of your copyrights.