For this week’s TIP TUESDAY Mark Pearson from ARC Law Group talks about Copyright. Let’s first establish what “Copyright is…” Copyright is a set of exclusive rights granted to the author or creator of an original work, including the right to copy, distribute and adapt the work. In the United States, Copyright rights are established under the United States Copyright Act (17 USC 101, et. seq.).
I have a great idea, can I Copyright my idea? Copyright does not protect ideas, only their tangible expression. Your work must be written, recorded, sculpted, painted, etc. In order to be afforded copyright protection. Mere ideas are not protectable under copyright law. However, you might be able to protect an idea by using a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) or under unfair competition laws.
If you have any other questions or concerns about Copyright related issues, feel free to send ARC Law Group a message at email@example.com.