Helping Creators Protect Intellectual Property Rights
Intellectual property guidelines instruct copyright laws in the United States. These laws and conventions protect many types of original bodies of work, from music to art. Copyright laws help creators guard the integrity of various literary, dramatic, and expressive works of art. Intellectual property is a complicated legal issue because protecting original work requires consistently reviewing the current standards and the body of work in the public arena. In addition to protecting an original work, it also gives the creator the right to use their work as they see fit. According to Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution, copyright protections function to:
Promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.
Additionally, to receive copyright or patent protection, a creation must be:
- Original Work
- A Form of Creative Expression
- Innovative and Advancing Invention
Do you need help with copyright law in Philadelphia? At Four Rivers Law Firm, we can review the details of your case and begin working on a strategy today.
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When Do You Need a Copyright Law Attorney?
The test is simple if you’re unsure whether you need a copyright attorney. First, do you have a new idea? Does your idea need to be protected?
Copyright protections guard against:
- Use Without Permission
- Being Plagiarized
- Reproduced Without Payment
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you need a copyright attorney. You may also need an attorney if you've already filed a copyright for your work and someone has infringed upon your rights. Our Philadelphia copyright law attorneys can file a lawsuit on your behalf. Copyright laws can be confusing, so if you aren’t sure if an infringement has occurred, contact our Philadelphia copyright law attorneys to schedule a consultation to review the details of your case.
What Intellectual Property is Protected by Copyright Laws?
Copyright protections are not applied to all types of creative works. While they protect more than literary creations and musical works of art, copyrights are not used for every kind of creative expression. Copyrights do not typically protect ideas - only the realization or output of an idea. If you have an idea that is in the process of being created, you may need to consult with an attorney to determine if there are other legal avenues you may explore. Schedule a consultation with the Philadelphia copyright law attorneys at Four Rivers Law Firm today.
Our attorneys can review the details of your situation and determine the best course of action in your case. Call (813) 331-5056 to make an appointment.
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