An author’s creative expression is protected by copyright law. Although copyright does not protect ideas or prohibit independently created works, the copyrighted work cannot be reproduced, distributed, or performed, and other works cannot be derived from it without the author’s permission.

Copyright law plays a substantial role domestically and around the world in protecting written materials, visual arts, music, video, computer software, marketing materials, and other written commercial activities. We have broad experience in copyright registration, enforcement, and litigation.