Copyrights

Copyright is the law associated with creative works, such as:
  • Books, periodicals and other writings
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Films and videos
  • Music
  • Graphic arts
  • Computer software and data is also covered, along with architectural works
Copyrights are the rights associated with such works, including the rights to:
  • Reproduce (copy)
  • Distribute
  • Adapt (prepare works based on other works, or so-called "derivative works")
  • Perform
  • Display
Barnes & Thornburg LLP offers a number of services in the copyright area. Firm lawyers have taught copyright law at a number of law schools. We have represented numerous creators of copyrighted works, including:
  • Authors
  • Software developers
  • Composers, songwriters or musicians
  • Graphic artists and designers
  • Architects
  • Painters
  • Photographers
  • Programmers
We have also represented the manufacturers, distributors and users of creative works, including:
  • Advertisers
  • Book and magazine publishers
  • Software companies
  • Misc. publishers
  • Record companies
  • Replicators
  • Fashion and novelty product manufacturers
We have represented the users of creative works, such as companies acquiring photographs or computer software. We are also prepared to help our clients when disputes or litigation arise, such as around the distribution of CDs or the use of photographs on a web site.