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Florida Copyright Attorneys Protect Your Original Works

We live in a world driven by innovation. Protecting your intellectual property prevents others from profiting from your hard work. Our dedicated Florida copyright attorneys can assist you in preserving your artistic, literary, and other intellectual achievements. 

Whether you’re an academic, author, artist, musician, entrepreneur, or scientist, a copyright attorney understands the significance of shielding your creations from unauthorized use. 

You can trust us to be your partners in securing the fruits of your labor. We use our experience in copyright law to help you defend against copyright infringement.

Our Copyright Legal Services

At Jupiter Legal Advocates, we help our clients through copyright litigation. Whether you need to defend against copyright infringement accusations or pursue a claim for infringement, our team provides strategic insight to protect your interests. 

Our services include:

  • Copyright Counseling. Not sure whether you’re eligible to pursue copyright for your academic or other creative work? Florida copyright attorneys offer advice on monetization and syndication rights to licensing agreements and possible distribution issues you may encounter. We explore possible copyright infringements and assist with any other obstacles that can interfere with pursuing copyright for your intellectual property. 
  • Copyright Infringement Litigation. Copyright owners can be entitled to recover statutory damages, actual damages, and attorney’s fees if someone infringes on their copyright(s). The U.S. Copyright Act gives copyright holders exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, and display their work in any form. Copyright owners can create new works based on their original, including adaptations, translations, and modifications among other protections. 

Safeguard Your Academic or Creative Visions

Don’t let your original works go unprotected. We can help you enforce your rights today, so you can continue to profit from your brilliant ideas in the future. 

We advocate for victims of copyright infringement, pursuing the highest level of damages permissible under federal copyright laws. 

Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your copyright needs. 

Frequently Asked Questions – Florida Copyright Attorneys

To provide you with a better understanding of the role of Florida copyright attorneys in protecting your intellectual property, here are answers to some of the most asked questions. If you need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What is a copyright?

A copyright is a legal protection granted to original works of authorship, including literary, artistic, academic, musical, and other creative expressions. The creator has exclusive rights to the work.

What types of work are eligible for copyright protection?

Copyright protection applies to various creative works. Books, music, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, software code, and architectural designs are among the types of work eligible for protection.

Do I need to register my work to have copyright protection?

No. Copyright protection exists automatically once your work is created and fixed in a tangible form. However, registering your work with the U.S. Copyright Office provides additional legal benefits, including the ability to sue for statutory damages and attorney’s fees in case of infringement.

How long does copyright protection last?

For works created after January 1, 1978, copyright protection lasts for the life of the author, plus 70 years. For works made for hire or anonymous/pseudonymous works, the copyright term is 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation, whichever is shorter.

What rights does a copyright holder have?

Copyright holders have exclusive rights to distribute, reproduce, create derivative works, perform, and display their copyrighted work.

What is fair use and how does it apply to copyrighted materials?

Fair use is an exception that allows limited use of copyrighted material for the purposes of criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. However, fair use is determined on a case-by-case basis. It depends on factors such as the purpose, nature, amount, and effect of the use of copyrighted material.

What is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)?

The DMCA is a U.S. law that addresses copyright issues related to digital content. It provides a framework for copyright owners to request the removal of infringing material from online platforms and protects service providers from liability for the actions of their users if they follow certain procedures as defined within the DMCA. 

What is copyright infringement?

Copyright infringement occurs when someone uses, reproduces, distributes, or modifies a copyrighted work without the express permission of the copyright holder. The law doesn’t discern between intentional and unintentional copyright infringement.

How do you file a copyright infringement lawsuit?

To file a copyright infringement lawsuit, work should be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office before the violation happens. Then, the copyright holder can pursue legal action in federal court, seeking remedies such as attorney’s fees, damages, and injunctive relief. You can, however, pursue a copyright claim based on a common law copyright, which means an unregistered copyright. Without registration with the U.S. Copyright Office, you are not entitled to statutory damages. 

Can a copyright be transferred?

Yes, copyright is transferable and licensable to others through agreements. Copyright holders can assign some or all of the rights to another party, or they can grant licenses for specific uses while retaining ownership. We can assist you with licensing your copyright.

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