Copyright protection, enforcement, and defense is becoming increasingly complex and dynamic in a rapidly evolving legal and technological landscape. Our copyright litigation attorneys are equipped to represent clients across multiple industries in a wide range of complex copyright matters. We negotiate and litigate copyright disputes on behalf of copyright holders and defend those accused of violating copyrights.
Cutting-edge cases can involve software copyrights, database protection, secondary liability, compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) (112 Stat. 2860), and fair use, among a myriad of other issues. We understand the value of creative expressions and provide our clients with innovative solutions, whether litigating in court or using alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”), such as direct negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, or other means. In addition to litigation or ADR on behalf of plaintiffs or defendants, we can provide comprehensive legal services, including the following, without limitation:
- Negotiating, drafting, and reviewing copyright licenses and agreements;
- Counseling clients on creative-content rights, rights registration, and termination rights; and
- Advising clients on the applicability of the DMCA
Copyright infringement can result in attorneys’ fee shifting (litigants who prevail can recover their attorneys’ fees and costs paid for litigation from adversaries) and treble damages (actual damages incurred multiplied by three).