Meet IP lawyer Kohel Haver as he answers the question, "Have you ever registered for a copyright yourself?"
- [Man] I'm not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. So before we jump into things, I want to introduce you to my personal copyright attorney, Kohel Haver. Kohel specializes in intellectual property law, and he's a very smart, funny, and professional legal consultant on all things related to copyright. So throughout this course, I'm going to pose questions to Kohel, and he's going to give us his sage advice regarding copyright law.
We're taking some creative liberty with this course, and have animated Kohel, but the voice you'll hear is actually his response to questions posed to him. The first question I asked Kohel is, have you ever registered for a copyright yourself? Here's what he had to say. - [Kohel] Yes, I've registered books, I've registered drawings. I'm not a musician, but I could register songs. It does not take much to reach that level of creative expression that is eligible for copyright protection.
- What's a copyright?
- What can you copyright?
- Registering a copyright
- How long does a copyright last?
- What's derivative work?
- Responding to infringement
- When to contact a lawyer
- Common copyright misconceptions