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Copyright

Copyright is mainly a tool for protecting artistic and literary works. The general principle behind copyright is that the creator decides whether – and to what extent – the work may be copied and used.

What can be protected?
Copyright protection is typically recognized for artistic works, such as music, stage plays, films, creations in visual arts and architecture, as well as literary works, including fiction, maps and drawings. It can also apply to design. And modern technology has extended copyright protection to products outside the classical artistic sphere, such as for computer programs and user interfaces. We can advise you on which type of protection to use and how.

70 years of protection
A copyright does not require registration. It arises automatically when the work is created and lasts until 70 years after the death of the creator. No formalities are required for protection to exist, and this protection also applies in other countries. In some countries, however, registration is required for an effective protection of the copyright. If you believe that you have copyright-protected material you can mark it with the © symbol.

Full copyright service
Copyright protection arises automatically, but respect for copyrighted material does not. We can assist you with licensing agreements and negotiations with publishers and distributors. We can help you stop unauthorized copying and distribution. For more information, please contact one of our attorneys.

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