Kalamaras Law Office counsels clients on everything from copyright registration to compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), as well as, fair use and work-for-hire issues. We can also draft a license agreement and negotiate any dispute and resolution proceedings that may arise throughout the life of a copyright. Specifically our capabilities include the following:
We assist our clients who wish to protect their original artwork by filing U.S. copyright applications for various types of works (illustrations, photographs, advertising, website content, music, etc.). Copyright protection extends to all original creative works fixed in a tangible medium of expression. However, in order to enforce your rights in any court of law, you must own a registered copyright from the Copyright Office. If you are thinking about registering a copyright in an original work of art, please contact us for more information.
It’s difficult to know these days what constitutes copyright infringement and what falls into the realm of fair use. Kalamaras Law Office regularly counsels clients on issues involving copyright infringement, fair use concerns and defenses, as well as compliance with the DMCA which requires Internet Service Providers to remove infringing matter from their websites. If you have concerns about whether your work is being infringed or whether you might be infringing someone else copyrighted work, please contact us. We’d be happy to help.
In order to generate more income to your bottom line, you may want to consider licensing your copyrighted work. It’s important when you do, that you structure the copyright license appropriately to ensure you have granted the proper rights to the third party and retained all the ownership rights reserved to a copyright owner. The line between license and assignment is a thin one. Kalamaras Law Office regularly assists clients with copyright license agreements, as well as, navigates the complex waters of work-for-hire issues which often arise in vendor agreements. When our clients work with any creative agencies, we review and revise those agreements to ensure the trademarks and copyrights are assigned to the clients as part of the agreement. Please contact us for more information.