The “Fair Use” doctrine is the largest and most well-known exception to the general rule that the copyright owner holds the rights of reproduction, adaptation, public distribution, public performance and public display. The reproduction of copyrighted works without the owner’s permission may be legal or “fair” if it meets certain criteria.
The attorneys at Weiss & Moy, P.C. can help you determine whether or not the fair use doctrine can be applied to your situation.
A federally registered copyright is granted by the United States Copyright Office. Once federally registered, it allows the owner to file suit for infringement and qualify for statutory damages.
The attorneys at Weiss & Moy, P.C. will advise you as to the appropriate type of specimen to submit with your copyright application.
At Weiss & Moy, P.C., we recognize the importance of moving quickly to secure your rights. For this reason, we are often able to prepare the copyright registration paperwork for filing with the United States Copyright Office within one to two business days.