Navigating Copyright Infringement as a Creator

The Internet is a powerful tool when it comes to hosting and promoting your work; however, the digital nature of the Internet makes it easy for copyrighted material to be shared and distributed without your permission. Discovering that someone is using your work for their own gain can be devastating, since the infringement can have significant financial consequences for you as the creator or holder of the copyright. Whether you are a content creator or a writer, an artist or a musician, your creations can represent some of the most valuable property you own— and they deserve full protection. 

Understanding Copyright

As a creator, your work is inherently protected under U.S. copyright law, though you may choose to register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office for more protection. By doing so, you gain the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, and display the work, as well as the right to create derivatives of the work. You also become eligible to receive compensation for infringement that would not otherwise be available. 

Copyrighted works can include:

  • Photographs
  • Text
  • Videos
  • Artwork
  • Graphics
  • Websites
  • Music
  • Movies
  • Books 

Due to the wide range of work that can be copyrighted and the complexity and nuance of copyright law, it is vital that you have a team behind you with the knowledge and experience required to help you accomplish your goals. So, whether you need assistance with copyright registration to fully protect your assets, or help pursuing legal action against infringement…

Get the experienced copyright attorneys at Hutcherson Law on your side.

For over 15 years, the copyright attorneys at Hutcherson Law have been protecting the intellectual property of people just like you all over the country. We help copyright owners understand their options and determine the best course of action to take in the face of infringement—and we guide them through the legal process every step of the way.

We have extensive experience:

  • Identifying the parties responsible for appropriating work
  • Removing instances of infringement from the Internet
  • Holding the responsible parties civilly liable for their conduct 
  • Registering works with the U.S. Copyright Office in the way that best protects assets

Because your copyright protection is a matter of federal law, we help clients in locations all throughout the U.S. Let the team at Hutcherson Law safeguard your intellectual property and fight to enforce your intellectual property rights. To talk to us about copyright registration and options for infringement relief, contact us today.

Let’s protect what’s yours.