Copyright Protects Original Works of Authorship

What does copyright protect? Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed. See […]

Copyright 101

When must I file a copyright application? Those who are familiar with the rather strict time limits for filing a U.S. patent application may find it to be a pleasant surprise that under the U.S. copyright law, a copyright application can be filed many years after the initial publication of a work and still be […]