Copyrights protect the original expression of ideas in a broad spectrum of media - including software, instruction manuals, novels, music, sculptures, paintings, and dramatic works.
Copyright ownership vests in the "author," or creator of the work, or in an employer if the work is created by an employee is within the scope of his or her employment.
Owners of copyrights have the exclusive rights to reproduce, adapt, publicly distribute, publicly display, and perform their works.
Chernoff Vilhauer assists copyright owners by helping them define the protectability of their works and by guiding them through the copyright registration process.
The firm also assists copyright owners in enforcing and licensing their rights.