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            Chicago, Illinois

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Copyrights

Copyright Directory
About Copyrights
Who Protects Copyrights
Copyright Myths
Copyright Internet Issues
About Registrations
Copyright Consultations
Registrations & Searches
Hyperlinking
Musical Groups
No Idea Protection
No Use Control
Self-Publishing
Slogans
Idea Theft
Work For Hire

   

 

 


About Copyrights

what they are, are not, and what they protect

1.    Copyright protects original works of artistic and literary authorship.  Copyright protects the authorship component of paintings, jewelry designs, sculptures, software, photographs, books, cartoons, music scores, scripts, movies, sound recordings and more.

2.    Copyright protects the author's original artistic or literary expression, and not the author's ideas or information, regardless of whether such ideas or information are original.  more

3.    Copyrights are created when an author creates a copyrightable work in a fixed medium.

4.    Copyright gives the copyright owner the exclusive right to reproduce the work, to distribute copies of the work, to perform or display the work publicly, to prepare derivative works based on the work, and to authorize others to do any of these.

5.    Copyright does not give copyright owners the right to control the use of a sold work, unless such use itself violates one or more of the exclusive rights listed above.  more

6.    Copyrights immediately become the property of the individual who created the work or, if the work is "made for hire" (as not-quite-intuitively statutorily defined), the employer.  more

7.    Authors of a joint work are co-owners of the copyright unless there is an agreement otherwise.

8.    Copyright registration enhances the author's rights and facilitates the enforcement of these rights.

Privacy Rights - Image & Name Protection

1.    The rights to exclude others from the use of one's name and/or image for commercial purposes is called the right of privacy.

2.     The scope of privacy rights depends on status - public figure, celebrity, private person.  Public figures have only narrow privacy rights.  Celebrities' privacy rights are called publication rights and can be very valuable assets.

Examples:

The original literary and design elements on this website, but not the information, are protected from unauthorized copying and distribution under the copyright law.  Term & conditions could add protections. 

The photograph on the Firm Profile page is protected by copyright law and the image seen in the photograph is also protected by privacy rights.


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The Law Office of Joan I. Norek
25 E. Washington Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois  60602
Tel.  312.419.8055   Fax 312.236.6686
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Use of this website does not create an attorney-client relationship.  This website provides information and resources but is neither legal advice nor a substitute for the legal advice of an IP attorney.  Retentions are subject to the discretion of the firm.
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