Although copyright protection in the U.S. is automatically granted upon the fixation of an original work of authorship, it is recommended that a copyright protected work contain a notice and be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. Notice [...]
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LASTS A LIFETIME PLUS 70 YEARS
The function of a copyright is to:
“promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.”
Copyright in the United States lasts through the lifetime of the author plus an additional seventy years.
A copyright by definition covers literary works, musical works, including any accompanying words, dramatic works, including any accompanying music, pantomimes and choreographic works, pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works, motion pictures and other audiovisual works, sound recordings, which are works that result from the fixation of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds, and architectural works.
It is extremely important for a Seller to know how to properly file a copyright, and to understand under what conditions a copyright protects. Avoid problems before they arise by protecting your brand from the start.
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