August 2016

Copyright and Anti-Piracy Enforcement


The proliferation of electronic media and Internet commerce has dramatically altered and increased the risk of infringement of copyrights and other rights of authorship. Sideman & Bancroft attorneys help clients meet this challenge, as well as protect copyrights in traditional media by applying litigation skills to protect important interests.

Our team regularly analyzes the scope of copyright protection available for clients’ works; provides advice on copyrights in the context of the Internet; and works with clients to register, license and otherwise exploit their copyrights.  We also are experienced in litigating the often complex issues surrounding disputes involving authorship, ownership, works for hire, copyrightability, originality, and fair use.  Our attorneys also have developed and implemented criminal enforcement programs for clients addressing piracy.