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Copyright 2015. Legacy Pro Law, PC
• United States Copyright Office: Governmental authority in charge of copyright registration and recordation in United States
• Korea Intellectual Property Office: Governmental authority in charge of intellectual property in Korea.
• World Intellectual Property Offices:
Global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. A self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 188 member states.
WHAT IS A COPYRIGHT?
Excerpts From United States Copyright Office. Copyright Basics. Circular 1.
Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, with the intention of enabling the creator (e.g. the photographer of a photograph or the author of a book) to receive compensation for their intellectual effort. Wikipedia
In general, copyright registration is a legal formality intended to make a public record of the basic facts of a particular copyright. However, registration is not a condition of copyright protection. Even though registration is not a requirement for protection, the copyright law provides several inducements or advantages to encourage copyright owners to make registration. Among these advantages are the following: • Registration establishes a public record of the copyright claim. • Before an infringement suit may be filed in court, registration is necessary for works of U.S. origin. • If made before or within five years of publication, registration will establish prima facie evidence in court of the validity of the copyright and of the facts stated in the certificate. • If registration is made within three months after publication of the work or prior to an infringement of the work, statutory damages and attorney’s fees will be available to the copyright owner in court actions. Otherwise, only an award of actual damages and profits is available to the copyright owner. • Registration allows the owner of the copyright to record the registration with the U.S. Customs Service for protection against the importation of infringing copies. For additional information, go to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website at www.cbp.gov/
• Ginam Lee, Esq.
(T) 213 .382 .8051
• Matthew Im, Esq.
(T) 213 . 382 . 8051
WHAT WE DO
LPL champions the owners of copyrights to their exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, perform, display, license, and to prepare derivative works based on the copyrighted work. To that end, we assist creators and owners of intellectual property register their work and protect them against infringement