August 21, 2018
Do You Need A Copyright Solicitor
There are quite a few situations in which you might find yourself in need of a copyright solicitor.
This can include individuals, small and medium sized companies and large corporations. This is because the issue of copyright can potentially affect everyone, and particularly those people who have created a piece of work that is entitled to protection. Read on to find out about some situations when copyright solicitors might be able to help you.
I’ve created some work and don’t know if it’s entitled to protection
If you have created a piece of work and are unsure of its legal standing, it is definitely worth talking to specialist copyright solicitors. This is because while a lot of work does indeed fall under the bracket of ‘copyright’ issues, it isn’t always the case. It might, for instance, require a different type of intellectual property protection, depending on what it is. This could include trademark protection, design rights protection or even a patent.
I think someone has infringed on my owners’ rights
If you have a piece of work that is protected by copyright and someone uses that work in a manner that is not covered by the ‘fair use’ guidelines then you should definitely seek advice from a copyright solicitor. It is important that you assert your rights whenever someone infringes upon them as protecting your work from infringement could potentially have an impact on your income or other issues. This can apply to works such as written material, artistic work, musical or dramatic work, films or broadcast material, computer programmes and sound recordings.
I have a licensing issue
As the creator of a piece of work, you generally have the right to say what happens to it. For instance, if you were to write a book, you would have the right to say whether another person is allowed to translate it, adapt it or otherwise alter the work for another purpose. Sometimes, the authors of works are willing to let people do this (such as translating a book for a foreign audience). In order to do this, you will need to talk to a copyright solicitor to make sure the resulting contract includes all the necessary information and protects all of the rights you are not willing to give away. David Lobbezoo lawyer and his team can make the contract very specific and explain exactly what the arrangement is that you have come to, and this is something your solicitors will be able to help with.