Why Choose a Traverse Legal Copyright Attorney?
• Our Copyright Attorneys have the knowledge and experience to handle your copyright registration, copyright infringement, and copyright licensing efforts.
• Copyright infringement is rampant on the internet. If you don’t protect your intellectual property from online copyright infringement, it could be lost forever.
• From copyright licensing to assignment negotiation to drafting, our Copyright Attorneys are ready to assist.
• Copyright Registration with US Copyright Office.
• Copyright Portfolio Management.
• Copyright Assignment, Change of Name, Merger, Conversion and Security Interest Filings.
• Copyright Fair Use Analysis.
• Copyrightability Assessments.
• Copyright Infringement Litigation, including Plaintiff-side and Defense.
• Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy and Compliance.
• DMCA Designated Agent Services.
• DMCA Takedown Notices.
• Copyright Infringement Cease & Desist/Demand Letters and Responses.
• Copyright Monitoring of Unauthorized Third Party Use and Enforcement Program.
• Copyright Licensing.
• Copyright “Work For Hire” Agreements and Other Copyright Agreements
Frequently Asked Questions
All copyrights are registered through the U.S. Copyright Office. Registering your copyright, and doing so correctly, is extremely important. Contact a Traverse Legal Copyright Attorney to better understand how to register a name, logo, slogan or symbol.
Copyright infringement on the internet is a serious problem. If you think your copyright is being infringed, contact one of our Copyright Attorneys immediately as there is only a three-year Statute of Limitations to bring a copyright infringement claim. If you don’t protect your copyright against infringement, who will?
Not all use of a copyright constitutes infringement. Courts consider four factors in determining whether using a copyright is Fair Use: (1) Purpose & Character; (2) Nature of the Work; (3) Amount & Substantiality; and (4) Effect. This four-factor Fair Use analysis is determined on a case-by-case basis. No hard and fast rules can be pulled from the case law, but some governing principles can aid in the analysis.
The DMCA, very broadly, provides a standard for determining what constitutes copyright infringement and further mandates a system of civil remedies and criminal penalties if a violation has occurred. The DMCA sets forth procedures for Designating a DMCA Agent and Submitting a Takedown Notice when dealing with online copyright infringement.
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (“CDA”) provides immunity from liability to providers of interactive computer services (i.e. websites) who publish information provided by others, also known as User Generated Content (“UGC”). For instance, websites such as Twitter and Facebook are immune from the UGC posted by their users.
One of the primary values of owning and registering a copyright is that you can transfer some or all of those rights to third parties in exchange for royalties. Copyright licensing is contractual in nature and can either transfer all of the copyright rights in a work or only some of the rights provided by the Copyright Act.
Traverse Legal’s Attorneys are globally recognized for their experience and results in the legal areas of: Complex Litigation, Internet, Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Cybersquatting, Drone, Defamation, Trade Secret, Non-Compete, and Outside General Counsel.