Copyright Law


A copyright (international symbol: ©) is a form of protection provided by the United States. This protection gives exclusive rights to the people of “original works of authorship.” 

The copyright law gives the owner of the copyright the exclusive right to authorize others “to copy” his or her original creation; and is available to both published and unpublished works.

An original work of authorship includes:

  • movies
  • drawings
  • books
  • works of art
  • music
  • textile and jewelry designs
  • photographs
  • lyrics
  • computer programs
  • paintings
  • architectural works, including blue prints and maps

The Law Offices of Douglas C. Anton, Esq. can assist you in obtaining a copyright registration for your original work of authorship. Once registered, we can also assist you with the development of licensing and/or distribution agreements so that you can collect royalties on your original work of authorship.

We represent a wide variety of artists, companies, and other organizations. We have the expertise and experience to assist you in preventing the infringement of your copyrights, and seeking damages from infringers. We also have expertise in defending clients against claims of infringement.

Please contact the Law Offices of Douglas C. Anton, Esq. for a case evaluation and to schedule an appointment.

Areas of Practice


The Law Offices of Douglas C. Anton, Esq. offers clients his wealth of legal experience, advice, and representation in a wide variety of areas, including, but not limited to, the following:


  • Criminal Defense

  • Entertainment Law

  • Sports Law

  • DUI/DWI

  • Civil Law

  • Family Law

  • Corporate Counsel

  • Immigration Law


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