A copyright is a set of exclusive rights granted by a government for a limited time to regulate the use of a particular form, way or manner in which an idea or information is expressed. Copyright may subsist in a wide range of creative or artistic forms or “works”. These include literary works, movies, musical works, sound recordings, paintings, photographs, software, and industrial designs. Copyright is a type of intellectual property. Copyright law only covers the particular form or manner in which ideas or information have been manifested. It is not designed or intended to cover the actual concepts, facts, styles or techniques which may be embodied in or represented by the ideas or information.
Our firm provides copyright services for a variety of companies and individuals. Copyrights protect the artistic expression of software, books, architectural plans, sculptures, films, music, etc.
You obtain a copyright by putting your ideas into a tangible medium. For instance, typing a book on a computer. You may use the copyright symbol © with any work you have put in a tangible medium. There are advantages, however, to filing a copyright registration.
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