Copyright Protection

Copyrights can provide critical protection for those involved in the entertainment and media industries. Dickinson Wright’s copyright lawyers have spent more than 25 years securing our clients’ valuable rights to their work, so that maximum gains can be realized over a long and profitable career. Our intimate knowledge of the media industry and the business realities our clients face each day help us to effectively protect our clients’ interests.

With a deep understanding of the nuances of copyright law, our lawyers work closely with clients to protect their work in the United States, as well as in Canada and foreign jurisdictions as necessary. Our holistic approach means Dickinson Wright’s media clients are protected, both now and in the future.

Our work in this area includes:

• Registering copyrights with the U.S. Copyright Office, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, and other jurisdictions, as appropriate.
• Conducting investigations to determine ownership and registration status.
• Preparing and licensing derivative works and compilations.
• Advising on issues related to downloading, streaming, and online sharing.