Protect the Form in Which Information is Conveyed.
CARR copyright and copyright infringement lawyers aid clients in building another protective barrier to information, through use of copyrights covering forms in which the information is expressed. Though copyrights cannot protect underlying ideas or factual information, the manner in which the ideas or facts are explained or illustrated, for example, can be protected by copyright as a "work" of authorship, if the resulting story or image is originated by the author.
Our copyright attorneys provide a broad range of copyright services involving various forms of information, such as computer software, electronic images, literary works, periodicals, sound recordings, film, video and performances.
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Every author of several making an original contribution is entitled to joint ownership copyrights in a single "work". Examples include software developed by collaboration of multiple developers, and similarly created compositions and arrangements of phonorecords and digital images. Identifying the various authors and obtaining written agreements defining ownership, licensing, management and related rights and obligations is highly important to preserving the value of exclusivity obtained through copyrights. Also important is defining through a written agreement the relationship between authors and owners to reflect their understanding and expectations concerning participation in future marketing, distribution and development efforts, in addition to financial considerations of investment and entitlement to profits.
CARR Intellectual Property attorneys serve clients throughout Texas, the United States, and the world. We counsel inventors and businesses in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Plano, Richardson, Frisco, Marshall and other cities in Texas. Our attorneys also serve many international clients, including companies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Canada, and Israel.