What is a Copyright?
A Copyright is a form of intellectual property that protects creative works. A Copyright owner usually receives benefits such as the exclusive rights to reproduce, adapt, and distribute copies of the protected work. The degree of creativity required for a Copyright is extremely low. The notes of your employees during a company meeting likely satisfy this minimal degree of creativity that can be protected by Copyright.
What is Copyright Infringement?
Copyright Infringement is the act of reproducing, adapting, and/or distributing copies of a Copyrighted work without the Copyright owner’s permission.
Before someone can enforce a Copyright, that person must register the Copyright with the Library of Congress’s Copyright Office. If you or your business wishes to register or enforce a Copyright, then contact King Law Offices so we can help you protect your Copyright.
How can your Business be found to be infringing a Copyright?
There are countless ways your business can infringe on a Copyright. This includes but is not limited to: (1) not properly defining the scope of your employee’s employment, (2) using graphics on business materials or on your website without the creator’s permission, (3) playing music inside your store, and (4) posting pictures or videos of your customers using your products.
Although these examples may seem minor, the costs for infringing will add up quickly. There are instances where a single picture on a blog post has cost a company $3,000.
How can King Law Offices protect your business?
King Law Offices offers businesses a Liability Protection Plan. For the discounted rate of $300 per month, your business will receive 2 hours of attorney consultation where we can review any possible Copyright infringement that your business faces.
Our attorneys are ready to fight for you or your business, if you or your business have received a demand letter over your use of a Copyrighted work. We will work to save you and your business money.
If you or your business believe that someone is infringing on your Copyright, then our attorneys can assist you in protecting your Copyright.
Please contact King Law Offices at 888-748-KING (5464) to set up a consultation with an attorney.