Tag: Copyright Registration

How do I Copyright Software?

            The U.S. Copyright Office defines computer programs as “a set of statements or instructions to be used directly or indirectly in a computer in order to bring about a certain result.”             The process for…

Benefits of Registering a Copyright

            Interestingly enough, you do not actually need to have a copyright filed to have copyright protection. Works are protected by copyright laws when they are first created and there is a fixed copy or “phonorecord.”…

What is a Copyright Deposit?

            A deposit is a copy of the work which is being submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office. A deposit usually accompanies an application for Copyright Registration, but sometimes it is required regardless of Copyright Registration.…

You are Never too Young (or Old)

      The youngest person to have even been granted a patent was four years old. FOUR! Granted on August 3, 1993, Patent 5,231,733 is an “Aid for grasping round knobs.” The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) does…

What does a Copyright Protect?

     A copyright is a form of intellectual property that grants the copyright holder certain rights in original creative expressions.  Importantly, for something to be protected by copyright, it must be both original and a creative expression.  It must…

How to Protect Internet Artwork

The Internet is a wonderful tool that has truly revolutionized the way people make purchases and share ideas over the last twenty years. However, the Internet has also made it easier for some people to steal intellectual property. Fixed, creative…