Copyright

Copyright Law applies to original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyrights include literary works, drawings (including architectural drawings and plans), paintings, sculptures, movies, music, photos, website content, and other works of art.

Copyright law is intended to encourage the creation of art and culture by rewarding authors and artists with a set of exclusive rights; granting them the exclusive right to make and sell copies of their works, the right to create derivative works, and the right to perform or display their works publicly. However, it is common to unknowingly engage in copyright infringement, such as improper use of photographs. If you are unclear about copyright laws, you may not be aware of the consequences associated with plagiarizing words or reproducing a picture without permission.

Working with the attorneys at Porter Law Group will ensure that your work will be protected from others using it, or help you receive compensation if others are wrongfully or unlawfully using your work.

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