Protections Under the Copyright Act
The United States Copyright Act was signed into law in 1976 and is intended to legally protect intellectual property. Intellectual property can refer to an original idea, a product, an art piece, or something else developed by an individual or company. The copyright protection ensures that another person or entity cannot use the protected property without permission or payment, nor claim ownership over it.
When you have created something original, the last thing you want is for another person to profit off of your work. The attorneys of Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., understand the value of intellectual property and are dedicated to protecting the rights that accompany these original products and ideas.
Intellectual Property Protected under the Copyright Act
It’s important for creators of original products to learn what exactly is protected under copyright law. Some examples of protected items are:
- Dramatic work
- Literary work
- Sound recordings
- Musical work
- Architectural work
- Motion pictures
- Audio visual work
- Pantomime work
- Choreographic work
- Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural work
The Copyright Act protects from infringement on the above properties and many more. It also gives sole authority to the owner to reproduce the work, give out copies, publicly display or perform the work, get future opportunities from whatever is protected, and more.
Contact an Intellectual Property Lawyer in Dallas
If you feel that the copyright protection you are entitled to has been violated, the intellectual property attorneys at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., may help advocate for you to hold the responsible parties accountable. Contact our offices in Dallas today by calling (214) 317-4448, and learn more about your options for pursuing protection under intellectual property law.