Internet, Software & Protection under Copyright Laws
The Internet has revolutionized how we learn, communicate and conduct business. Massive public networks make it easy to access and share ideas. However, ease of access presents significant challenges to protecting intellectual property—photographs, written works, software, etc.—available online.
Intellectual property law firm Peacock Myers, P.C. has the expertise to help you safeguard your software and art on the Internet under copyright and other IP protection laws.
Copyright Law Complications on the Internet
Copyright law bestows exclusive rights to any work to its creator(s). The nature of the Internet and efforts to protect rights holders and users alike make the application and interpretation of copyright laws more challenging.
Internet-accessible art and/or software copyright issues may arise as a result of:
- Privacy Policies
- Software Licensing Agreements (SLAs)
- Click-Wrap Agreements
- Open Source/Copyleft
- Anti-Circumvention Law
- Online Music Royalties
- Source Code Protection
An experienced copyright attorney can help you protect the profitability of your art or software available on the Internet by developing agreements that comply with standards and regulations established through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and properly denoting Online Service Provider Interim Designations (to receive and respond to DMCA Takedown Notices).
Other Software Protections
Intellectual property protection is not limited to copyright registration. Software protection may be acquired through patent. Unfortunately, the patent application process may outpace the life of the software. However, you can get “patent pending” protection and take steps to expedite the process to safeguard your software from unlawful use. A patent attorney can help you strategize concerning your patent application so that software protections are applicable to future technological updates, changes, advances, etc.
Protect Your Online Intellectual Property
We understand the nuances of copyright, patent and trademark laws as they apply to Internet-accessible art and downloadable software. We can help you navigate the processes involved in securing intellectual property protection and draft licensing agreements and distribution agreements to maximize the profitability of your art.
Contact Peacock Myers, P.C. to discuss your options and develop a strategy to build your IP portfolio.
IP protection for Internet-accessible art and software under copyright law is complicated.
Ensure your exclusive rights and profitability are protected.
Call 877-998-1506 to speak to a copyright attorney.
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