Copyright protection exists from the moment a work is created in a fixed, tangible form of expression. The copyright immediately becomes the property of the author who created the work. Only the author, or those deriving their rights through the author, can rightfully claim copyright. In the case of works made for hire, the employerï¿½not the writerï¿½is considered the author.
Copyrights are a profitable, however frequently underutilized, apparatus for ensuring business stakes. Basically everybody realizes that copyrights secure books, movies, and music. At the same time numerous businessmen may not realize that copyrights additionally ensure workstation programs, databases, sites, recommendations, bulletins, preparing movies, manuals, specialized distributions, catalogs, engineering works and building and specialized drawings, and special and promoting materials, both at home and abroad. Significantly less realize that copyright assurance is totally free; that it emerges naturally when a work is made, and that the auspicious enrollment of copyright cases, for an ostensible charge, can make copyright encroachment suits monetarily doable. Less still understand that copyrights (and additionally trademarks and licenses) may be utilized as insurance for secured advances.
Last date updated on June, 2014