Businesses across all industries aim to protect and monetize their creative works. Whether that be software, databases, musical works, books, audiovisual or graphic works – these businesses expect the most experienced and informed legal counsel.
Operating across our offices in the US and Israel, Pearl Cohen’s Copyright team brings substantial copyright experience spanning multiple jurisdictions, serving a large spectrum of clients, from sole proprietors, entrepreneurs, start-ups and hi-tech companies, to copyright collectives, public sector organizations, and brick-and-mortar businesses.
We handle large-scale copyright transactions for some of the largest e-commerce and content sites and represent copyright owners such as Collective Management Organizations (CMOs) in licensing deals with some of the largest content generators in the world, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Netflix, Spotify, and more. We also provide copyright litigation services including enforcing copyrights against infringers and defending clients from allegations of infringement.
We help clients with all of their copyright needs, including:
- Copyright licensing and assignment.
- Copyright issues uniquely applicable to the Internet and mobile ecosystems.
- Copyright enforcement.
- Fair use and exploitation of copyrighted material.
- Analysis of copyright ownership.
- Registration of copyrighted works.
- Moral rights.
- Duration of copyright protection.
Whether our clients are freelancers, sole proprietors, start-ups, hi-tech companies, copyright collectives, public sector organizations, or brick-and-mortar businesses, we help copyright owners maximize the value of their assets by properly protecting their copyright interests every step of the way. We also provide copyright litigation services – enforcing copyrights against infringers and defending clients from accusations of alleged infringement.
Our copyright-related services also include counseling and enforcement relative to the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), on matters such as “safe harbors” (limiting the liability of infringement regarding online material),“notice and takedown” procedures (including registering an agent at the U.S. Copyright Office as required by the DMCA), and copyright protection systems (circumvention of technological protection measures).
The Group also provides expert representation for all types of licensing agreements including:
- End user software license agreements
- Software-as-a-Service agreements for online services
- Evaluations and beta testing agreements