Copyright laws are based upon legal rights granted by the United States Constitution and statutes and laws of other countries. They promote creativity for the public's benefit, by protecting authors’ exclusive rights to their creations for a limited time. Almost all forms of expression that are fixed in a tangible medium of expression, are original, and are minimally creative will be capable of obtaining copyright protection. By using copyright law, creators or inventors can gain valuable legal rights to use, protect, and license their creations.
To protect the rights of its clients, Lanier Ford counsels clients about copyright registration, files copyright registration forms, and prepares licensing agreements for copyrights.