Copyrights

See how copyrights can protect your creative work, and know how to handle infringements, license agreements, and more.

How to Copyright a Sound Recording

If you've recorded a song, you already have copyright protection, but to take advantage of that protection in court, you'll need to register your…

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8 Basic Facts Every Musician Should Know About Copyright Law

You've worked long and hard on your original music. How can you keep others from using and profiting from your music without your consent? Here's…

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How Do I Copyright My Music?

Copyright protection for your music is granted automatically when you record the song, but if you want the full power of the law behind you, you have…

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How to Copyright Music

What you need to know about protecting your original musical compositions.

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GoldieBlox v. Beastie Boys: Is It Fair Use?

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, a video that went viral, and their products on the shelves of a major retailer, the fortunes of a startup…

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How to Copyright a Website

Because your company's website has value, it merits legal protection against infringement, which can only be achieved by filing an application to…

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How to Copyright a Song

The key to knowing how to copyright a song is to know what copyright protects.

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Understanding the Copyright Registration Process

Registration is not required, but registering a copyright can have important advantages, including allowing you to sue others for copyright…

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Copyright Basics: What Is a Copyright and Why Is It Important?

A copyright gives you exclusive rights to control how your work can be used, including work that is integral to your business.

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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Learn how to protect your intellectual property rights—from copyrights to patents.

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