While it is true that your copyright exists from the moment you create your work, you cannot bring a lawsuit to enforce that copyright without first registering it. And if you wait too long to register a copyright on digital content, or wait until after the infringement already has taken place, you cannot take advantage of some of the powerful remedies available against infringers, including an award of your attorneys' fees and up to $150,000 in statutory damages for every instance of willful infringement, regardless of whether you can prove any actual monetary damages.
We have the experience to get your complicated digital content registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.
In the case of a website, software code, or other work, it is imperative to register a copyright on such digital content as soon as possible due to the ease of which your competitors can steal your valuable work and pass it off as their own. Applying for a copyright registration need not be an extensive and expensive process, though certain registrations invoke more complicated procedures. Still other registrations, including those relating to certain facets of websites, concern areas in which the Copyright Office has created specific filing requirements. Kronenberger Rosenfeld can help you navigate this sometimes difficult process. Our attorneys' in-depth knowledge of the web and web-related technologies makes us ideally suited to help protect your internet and digital media copyright assets. We work with you to identify the content most in need of protection, file all of your registrations with the Copyright Office, and counsel you as to the appropriate means of enforcing your rights.