As we’ve discussed, generally, if you create a work and it's fixed in a tangible form, you are entitled to copyright protection. But what if you’ve created something as an employee of a company? Or what if you were commissioned to make something for someone else? Who owns the copyright? It gets a little more complicated, especially if you work in the creation of software. Let's learn more about Works Made for Hire, shall we?
There have been many changes to the U.S. copyright laws through the years regarding the length of time copyright protection lasts. And it seems like maybe Mickey Mouse might have a lot to do with why the laws keep changing. Click through to find out more!
You finally did it. You created your masterpiece. Congrats! Did you register the Copyright? No? Did you put the copyright symbol somewhere on your work? You didn't? Does that mean you're not protected? Let's dispel one of the biggest points of confusion surrounding Copyright protection.