Are you a painter, writer, photographer or musician? You're probably aware that copyright protects your artwork, music and writing. But what is a copyright and how you get one? It's easier than you might think. Learn the rules for registration, fair use, stopping infringers and much more.
Copyright Infringement: How Are Damage Amounts Determined?
Money damages in copyright infringement actions are commonly awarded under three legal theories: actual damages, profits, and statutory damages.
Fair Use: The 4 Factors Courts Consider in a Copyright Infringement Case
How is fair use determined? A court weighs four factors to make its decision.
Someone Stole My Copyrighted Work: Can I Sue for Infringement?
If your copyrighted work has been infringed, you can consider suing the infringer.
Can I Alter or Make Art From Books, Prints, Other Copyrighted Works Without Getting Sued for Infringement?
Am I allowed to incorporate other copyrighted works into my artwork?
My Copyright Has Been Infringed: Do I Need an Attorney?
Copyright law provides you with certain exclusive rights over your creations.
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Who Owns the Rights to a Copyright?
The creator of a copyrighted work does not always own the copyright to that work. In some cases, an assignment or transfer can "give" other persons or entities ownership of the copyright.
Software and Application Development Agreements: Protect Your Copyright
Software development agreements are important for clarifying your rights and obligations.
Fair Use: When Copyrighted Material Can Be Used Without Permission
Fair use is a defense to a claim of copyright infringement based on the idea that the public is entitled to freely use portions of copyrighted materials for certain purposes, like commentary and criticism. When is fair use applied?
How Long Does Copyright Protection Last?
How long does copyright last? That depends on when the work was created and who created it. Here are some guidelines.
How Can I Use Copyright-Free Works (in the Public Domain)?
Many works of art, music and literature are no longer protected by copyright.
Is It Risky to Sell Art or Craft Work on Consignment?
Consignment sales are a common way for artists to sell their wares and make a stream of income.
Licensing Artwork: Negotiating and Monitoring Royalty Payments
For an artist who successfully licenses artwork, royalty payments provide welcome additional income. But in order to maximize profits, an artist should take the time to negotiate a smart royalty deal.