Kirton McConkie attorneys offer advice and counseling in all aspects of copyright law, including computer software, literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, sound recordings, and other works. Fundamentally, copyright is a form of protection grounded in the law giving ownership to the author or creator of original works. Authorship includes literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works. Copyright law does not protect ideas, only the expression of the ideas. 

Ownership granted by copyright law comes with several exclusive rights, including the right to reproduce the work, to distribute copies, to perform the works, and to publicly display the works. Although registering a copyright is not necessary to claim ownership, registration is recommended because it provides the copyright owner with legal remedies not otherwise available, such as an award of attorneys’ fees against the infringer and statutory damages for each infringement.

The intellectual property lawyers at Kirton McConkie provide expertise in copyright law from licensing to vigorously pursuing legal action against anyone who infringes on your copyright. We also advise on how to protect and profit from your works and how to avoid infringing upon the proprietary rights of others.

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