CASE Act Proposes Small Claims Court for Copyright Infringement

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A Representative from New York and another from Pennsylvania are proposing the “Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act (CASE)” that would allow artists, musicians, and other creatives an alternative to filing an infringement claim. The proposal calls for the establishment of a Copyright Claims Board that would oversee infringement … Continue reading

The Basics of Copyrights: What Can Be Protected

Whether it is due to the overwhelming opportunities available for publication in this internet age or a surge in American creativity, the practice of Intellectual Property Law has never been stronger, or of more importance. So for the upstart writer, photographer, musician, etc., the first question is what can be … Continue reading

The Basics of Copyright Law: Registration and Duration

Although many types of “creative” and “original” Works are deemed to have copyright protection from the moment that the Work is created and “fixed in any tangible place”, in order for the owner of the copyright to receive greater rights and increase his or her ability to protect those rights … Continue reading

The Basics of Copyrights: Exceptions to the Rules

As we have discussed earlier, “original” and “creative” works of various types are afforded copyright protection under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976. These works can include but are not limited to the following: Literature Poetry Music Choreography Photography Motion Pictures Graphic Arts/Sculpture Dramatic Works Architectural Works These copyright protections … Continue reading