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TIP TUESDAY: COPYRIGHT BASICS via Mark Pearson From ARC Law Group

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 info@arclg.com.

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ARC Law Group‘s Lawyers are former producers, media personalities, musicians, and entrepreneurs with the skills needed to advise our clients in the areas of business law, entertainment law, sports law, and technology law.

ARC Law Group’s business and technology lawyers work with innovative media and technology companies, video game designers, web and app developers, cutting-edge retailers, and graphic designers. Our entertainment law practice advises Grammy® nominated musicians, Emmy® award-winning television personalities, Oscar® nominated filmmakers, record labels, actors, media personalities, reality stars, circus performers, fight promoters, and a host of talented photographers, writers, and visual artists.

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Mark A. Pearson is a principal attorney at ARC Law Group, a law firm focused on counseling creative, talented and entrepreneurial clients. His primary practice areas involve forming business entities, counseling on trademark & copyright issues, and drafting entertainment and technology contracts.

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