July 01, 2014

Copyrights and Works Made for Hire

Andrew Stockment

Of the various types of intellectual property rights, copyrights are the most easily obtained, but arguably the most misunderstood. In the United States, copyrights exist from the moment that original works of authorship (such as poetry, software code, and musical works) are fixed in any tangible medium of expression (such as paper and ink or flash memory cards). Registration provides additional benefits, but is not required.

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