Copyright law applies to original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium. This includes literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished.
A copyright generally gives the owner the exclusive right to reproduce the copyrighted work, to distribute copies, to perform the work, and to display it publicly. Unlike patents, copyrights protect the form of expression and not the subject matter. For example, a photograph of a new copy machine may be copyrighted, however this would only keep others from copying the photograph. To prevent people from making copies of the machine itself, the inventor would have to obtain patent protection.
At the Omni Legal Group, we pride ourselves on counseling clients on the forms of protection that best suite their objectives and then using different methods to procure their rights. Our firm assists clients in registering their works and can provide advise on complex issues faced by all creative artists whether they be a musician or a web designer.