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Copyright Law

Protecting Original Works of Authorship
Copyright Law

What is Copyright Law?

Copyright law protects original artistic expressions. U.S. Copyright law is regulated by the U.S. Copyright Office under the federal Copyright Act. 

Copyrights are established at the very moment that an original work of authorship is fixed in a tangible medium of expression. (17 U.S.C. § 102). The original work becomes “fixed in a tangible medium” when it is committed to paper, film, computer disk or other medium. Generally, ownership of a copyright belongs to the author of the original work. However, ownership may belong to an employer or an individual who commissions work under a work made for hire agreement.

Concepts and ideas are not protected by copyright law. Copyrights apply to the following categories of works:

Copyright Registration

Copyright Enforcement

Transfer of Copyright Ownership

Work for Hire Agreement

Fair Use Consulting

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Questions You May Wonder?

Do you charge for a consultation?

The Law Office of Shay V. Holder does not charge for an initial consultation. At the free initial consultation, you will speak with Attorney Holder and learn more about the firm. Attorney Holder will also learn more about you and how The Law Office of Shay V. Holder may be able to assist you.

What can I expect to be billed for legal services?

The Law Office of Shay V. Holder generally follows a flat-fee billing arrangement. This means that you will be billed an agreed-upon fixed rate for the specified legal services, before the services are rendered. In cases where an hourly billing arrangement must be followed, you will be notified in advance.

Does it matter how long I wait to seek legal advice?

Generally, yes. You may lose your entitlement to fully enforce your legal rights if you fail to act within a specified period of time. We can discuss the facts of your situation and determine your options.

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