What everyone should know about Copyrights
Copyright law is a tricky, changing field that often has high stakes. First of all, what, exactly, is a copyright? Who can get them? What things can be copyrighted, how does one go about doing it, and what are the potential penalties for copyright infringements? If you hire a graphic artist to design a logo, do you own the copyright once you pay? If you switch ad agencies in the middle of a project, can the first agency sue you if you for using the work they began? Are songs always copyrighted? Is it breaking the law to download them onto your computer? What can happen if you get caught? And what about your kids – if they’re the ones doing the downloading and you don’t know about it, are you still liable? Hear an expert’s answers.
Dave Petersen is a Patent attorney, and Partner with Klarquist Sparkman LLP, Intellectual Property Law