COPYRIGHT

Copyright (or author’s right) is a legal term used to describe the rights that creators have over their literary and artistic works. Works covered by copyright range from books, music, paintings, sculpture, and films, to computer programs, databases, advertisements, maps, and technical drawings.

Exhaustive lists of works covered by copyright are usually not to be found in legislation. Nonetheless, broadly speaking, works commonly protected by copyright throughout the world include:

• literary works such as novels, poems, plays, reference works, newspaper articles;
• computer programs, databases;
• films, musical compositions, and choreography;
• artistic works such as paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculpture;
• architecture; and
• advertisements, maps, and technical drawings.

• Copyright Filing
• Prosecution
• Registration of Copyrights
• Opinions and Reports
• Copyright Clearance
• Drafting of Contracts & Negotiation
• Licensing/Transfers
• Enforcement of Copyright
• Risk Assessment
• Infringement