Copright Law

Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.” 
Source: copyright.gov

A copyright protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. 
Source: uspto.gov

 

Types of Copyright Law…

  • Literary Content
    Anything written down, which is proprietary, unique, etc, may be subject to copyright law.
    Examples might be found in books, software, music lyrics or poetry, sales copy, etc.
  • Audio Content
    Sound Recordings of a proprietary nature, and differentiates from other audio content.
    Examples, here, would be speaking, singing, music, sound effects, etc.
  • Visual Content
    Anything that can be seen, essentially, and is proprietarily differentiatable from other visual content.
    Examples, of copyright elligible visual content, are TV Shows, Movies, other video content, video games, art, photography, etc.

Some copyrights fall under more specific categories, so please keep in mind that the hierarchies on this site are meant to provide a general idea.
Pretty much anything creative can likely be copyrighted, so if you are in doubt, just reach-out to us, and we’ll let you know what we think.

 

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