Copyright comes into being at the moment of creation. It applies to "original works ... fixed in any tangible medium of expression." You cannot hold copyright in a great idea until you have found a way to express that idea. And you cannot copyright something that's transient in nature like a dance performance or an improvisation, unless you...
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My practice focuses on intellectual property (copyright and trademark), entertainment and art law, contracts and licensing, and general business law. My clients include creative individuals and businesses active in the performing arts, music and film industries, visual arts, publishing, and graphic design.
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It is critical that you have written agreements in place for all of your creative projects and collaborative relationships. These agreements do not have to be lengthy or written in "legalese," but such agreements provide both protection and perspective. By articulating what you and someone else have agreed upon you are defining every party's...
My name is Jeremy Beck, a composer of new classical music and an arts attorney based in Louisville, Kentucky.