Intellectual Property Copyright

What is Copyright? Federal Law Governing Copyright Copyright is a form of protection provided by federal law that gives authors of “original works of authorship” certain exclusive rights in those works. Congress derives its power to regulate copyrights from Article I,...

Copyright Notice and Protection

U.S. copyright laws give protection to authors and artists for “original works of authorship.” Such works include literary and dramatic works, music, choreography, paintings, sculpture, sound recordings, and movies. The copyright holder has the exclusive...

The Changing Face of Fair Use

Fair use is a principle of copyright grounded in the idea that the public is entitled to use excerpts of copyrighted materials without permission in the publishing of commentary and criticism.  Absent such permission, copyright owners would be completely immune to any...