Copyright attorney Kohel Haver answers the question, "Why register a copyright?"
- [Instructor] Even though you own the copyright…to your artwork by default as the creator,…doesn't mean you shouldn't register your copyright…officially, you should.…So, why register a copyright?…Well here is one good reason…why you should register a copyright.…I created this original expression back in 2007.…It was a mascot for a school down in Arizona,…the Black Hawks, and this is probably the most…infringed artwork I've ever created probably…because the theme is so general, being a hawk.…
It's been used as an eagle as well.…But I was notified that this was being infringed upon…by somebody who was driving home from work…and saw this billboard and they took a photograph of it…and sent them to me and it's my exact artwork…being used by a radio station in their identify.…The station was called The Hawk.…So how did I respond to this?…Well, I simply created a very reasonable letter…that I sent to the manager of this radio station…but I reinforced it or backed it up…with my copyright registration to this design…showing that I have it registered with…
- 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
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Copyright for Photographerswith Carolyn E. Wright50m 54s Appropriate for all
Understanding Copyright: A Deeper Divewith Dana Robinson1h 12m Appropriate for all
1. What Is Copyright?
2. Copyright Registration
3. Copyright Infringers
4. Responding to Infringement
5. Common Copyright Misconceptions
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