Copyright Law

Copyrights are important intellectual property (IP) assets. The long term of copyrights and the automatic nature of copyright protection make this type of IP the most common of all of the types of IP.  Paradies Law P.A. provides assistance and advice relating to registration of works of authorship, which is an important step in making sure that your rights are protected fully. We assist owners with taking down infringing websites and with lawsuits relating to copyright infringement.  We defend clients against false claims of copyright infringement. Copyright law is central to entertainment law. The most important area of entertainment law is drafting, reviewing and negotiating entertainment contracts. The business and legal terms of these agreements have lasting impacts on ownership and use of copyrighted works.


Ownership

An author owns rights in a work of authorship, unless:

  • the author is an employee working within the scope of employment for an employer;
  • the author is working within the scope of a work made for hire agreement and the work of authorship is a type allowed to be covered by a work made for hire; or
  • the author signed a valid assignment.

Licenses

An owner of a copyright has the right to license any of the bundle of rights owned. In some cases, a court may determine that some of the rights have been licensed by an implied license; however, it is best to document any license in a written agreement, reviewed by counsel.  Paradies Law P.A. can prepare written licenses, and our professionals have experience reviewing and negotiating license rights.

Publishing

Paradies / Inspire, LLC provides publishing services for authors under its paradies / inspire brand. Paradies / Inspire brand services were commenced by client demand and frustration. Our services are unlike other publishers. The author keeps total control over the work of authorship and receives 100% of revenue generated, paying flat fees for services. We work with the author to select those services necessary to publish a polished, best selling title and can manage the entire project for a reasonableflat fee, saving authors aggravation, delays and unexpected costs, in most cases. Whether publishing digitally or in print, Paradies / Inspire helps to manage the project to achieve your goals.