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AMG Mylonas & Associates, LLC Cyprus
Ashburn & Mason P.C. Anchorage, Alaska
Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Athens, Greece
Bivins & Hemenway, P.A. Tampa, Florida
Brody Wilkinson PC Fairfield County, CT
Brothers Smith LLP San Francisco, California
Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers Sydney, Australia
Coleman & Horowitt, LLP Sonora, California
Coleman & Horowitt, LLP Visalia, California
Coleman & Horowitt, LLP Fresno, California
Cornelius & Collins, LLP Nashville, Tennessee
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP Binghamton, New York
Elam & Burke Idaho
Fowler Bell PLLC Lexington, Kentucky
Goodman Allen Donnelly Richmond, Virginia
Goodman Allen Donnelly Norfolk, Virginia
Goodman Allen Donnelly Charlottesville, Virginia
Greenberg Glusker Los Angeles, California
Haglund Kelley, LLP Portland, Oregon
HJM Asia Law & Co LLC Guangzhou, China
HJM Asia Law & Co LLC Singapore, Singapore
Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Llona & Bustamante Abogados Peru
Mandelbaum Barrett PC Roseland, New Jersey
Neil, Dymott, Frank, McCabe & Hudson APLC San Diego, California
Pamir Law Group Taipei, Taiwan
Pamir Law Group Shanghai, China
Pinilla, González & Prieto Abogados Bogota, Colombia
Rudolph Friedmann LLP Boston, Massachusetts
Russell Advocaten B.V. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stephenson Fournier Houston, Texas
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC West Virginia
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC Harrisonburg, Virginia
Widerman Malek, P.L. Daytona Beach, Florida
Widerman Malek, P.L. Melbourne, Florida

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As a component of intellectual property law, a copyright enables an owner of intellectual property the right to exclude other parties from distributing, displaying, reproducing, or using the property covered by the copyright, whether it be both tangible or intangible, for a specific time period.

The U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §§ 101 – 810, is Federal legislation enacted by Congress under its Constitutional grant of authority to protect the writings of authors. See U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8. Evolving technology has led to an ever expanding understanding of the word “writings”. The Copyright Act now covers architectural design, software, the graphic arts, motion pictures, and sound recordings. Because federal legislation invalidates inconsistent state law, the copyright field is almost exclusively a Federal one.

A copyright gives the owner the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, perform, display, or license his work. The owner also receives the exclusive right to produce or license derivatives of his or her work. Limited exceptions to this exclusivity exist for types of “fair use”, such as book reviews. Under current law, works are covered whether or not a copyright notice is attached and whether or not the work is registered.

The federal agency charged with administering the act is the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress.