Tagged: copyright

How Long Does Copyright Last? by Kelley Way 0

How Long Does Copyright Last? by Kelley Way

When you protect a work, how long does copyright last? Well, it varies. Novelist and lawyer Kelley Way explains two copyright acts, how long the protections are, and which works these acts apply to.

What is Copyright? by Kelley Way 0

What is Copyright? by Kelley Way

Most everyone has heard of copyright but there’s still some confusion on what is copyright and what it protects. Read for a clear explanation from author and estate planner, Kelley Way.

Work for Hire: Who Owns the Copyright? by Kelley Way 0

Work for Hire: Who Owns the Copyright? by Kelley Way

Who owns the copyright when you are hired to work for another person or company? It can be complicated, yet you can navigate this intellectual property issue. Let’s discuss the Work for Hire Doctrine with literary and estate lawyer, Kelley Way.

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Why Register a Copyright? by Kelley Way

I’ve had several people reach out to me over the last month regarding a recent Supreme Court case, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v. Wall-Street.com. The ruling made them worry about their ability to protect their copyrights. For those who aren’t aware of the case, here are the details:

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How to Manage a Copyright by Kelley Way

I’ve talked a bit about what a copyright is, and about what rights you have under copyright. But what exactly do you do with a copyright? Sure, it has value, but what could you do to maximize that value?

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Termination Right 101 by Kelley Way

I’ve had several occasions now where I’m talking to an author, and they mention how frustrating it is that this publisher has the rights to their book and, for one reason or another, the publisher refused to give the rights back when the author asked for it. I promptly ask the first question that comes to my mind: “So, do you think you’ll exercise your termination right when the time comes?”