Copyrights

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

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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What Is a Copyright License?

A copyright license gives a licensee authorization to use a work from the copyright owner, usually in exchange for payment.

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Using a Copyright License Agreement for Written Work

Thinking about granting a copyright license over one of your written works? Learn more about how a copyright license agreement can protect you.

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Appropriating Copyrighted Works: When Is It Legal?

When an artist uses a copyrighted work and creates something new, it can fall under a fair use exception in the law.

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I Got a DMCA Notice. Now What?

Receiving a DMCA notice can be nerve-racking, but it is vital that you don't ignore it. Read more to understand why you received one and what you can…

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Short Legal Guide for Independent Filmmakers

You may see your filmmaking as passion, but in the eyes of the law, it's business. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself and your…

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How to Copyright a Sound Recording

Registering a copyright for a sound recording isn't complicated, but there are several things you should know before you proceed.

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How Long Does a Copyright Last?

There are a lot of complicated parts to copyright law; determining how long a copyright lasts is not one of them. It doesn't matter if you create…

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When and Where to Use a Copyright Notice

Protect your work by letting others know you own it and who they need to contact for permission to use it. It's easier than you might think.

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E-Publishing and the Importance of Copyright

With the popularity of e-books and growth of the technology to support them, electronic publishing has become a lot easier. Yet with that ease and a…

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