Dallas Copyright Lawyers
Whether you are a painter, filmmaker, writer, musician or any other type of creative artist, you have invested time and energy into your artistic creation. While federal copyright law provides a measure of protection at the time the creative work is made, registering your creative work with the U.S. Copyright Office will provide you with maximum legal protection.
At Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., we help artists protect and maximize the value of their artistic work. To discuss your case in a free consultation, call us at (214) 317-4448 (toll free at 888-312-1750) or send us an e-mail.
The Copyright Act
The Copyright Act grants protection to a wide range of material:
- Literary works
- Musical work
- Dramatic work
- Pantomime and choreographic work
- Pictorial, graphic and sculptural work
- Motion pictures and other audio visual work
- Sound recordings
- Architectural work
Additionally, the Copyright Act grants to authors the exclusive right to:
- Reproduce the copyrighted work
- Prepare derivative work based on the copyrighted work
- Distribute copies of the copyrighted work
- Perform the copyrighted work publicly
- Display the copyrighted work publicly
- Sound recording* (perform publicly by means of digital audio transmission)
From poetry to software, our Texas law firm can help you protect your work.
Additional Benefits After Registration
While a copyright owner need not register a work with the Copyright Office, certain statutory benefits and protections are unavailable to unregistered copyright owners during a lawsuit. For example, a copyright owner who prevails in court against an infringer but failed to register the work may be unable to obtain a reimbursement of attorneys fees from the infringer, or may be unable to obtain treble damages. For maximum legal protection and additional legal benefits, artists should register their work.
We also represent parties in copyright infringement litigation.
Free Consultation, Convenient Location
To schedule a free consultation, call (214) 317-4448 (toll free at 888-312-1750) or send us an e-mail.
Our offices are located in Dallas just off the North Central Expressway. Free parking is available.