The common mistake of website owners when buying articles online is that they assume full ownership over the material. Little do they know that the ownership still depends upon the agreement of between the buyer and the writer. To make sure that you don’t commit the same mistake, it is important that you have a copyright attorney to write a contract before hand. There are two ways how you can purchase an article, it’s either you buy the articles with full rights or simply for single usage. A copyright attorney can exactly elaborate on the difference between these two. Briefly describing each, when purchasing the article with full rights, the buyer can enjoy full copyrights over the material and can even right his or her name as the author. While single usage only grants the buyer the right to use the article but the writer can re-sell the article or material to other buyers.
Some copyright attorney will not discourage you to register your copyrights (they get paid if you do hire them, right?), you are not really required to register your material, however, in case an infringement shall arise, without a proof or registration record or certification of copyright ownership, you cannot enforce your right over a US district court. So, therefore, if you think that your material will be the next big thing to hit the market it is best that you find a reputable copyright attorney to help you file your patent application.
But of course, the services of a copyright attorney do not come cheap. However, some copyright lawyers offer packages for a special rate or discount. These packages usually offer more than what you have bargained for.
A copyright attorney can better help you have a clearer understanding of the laws governing the use of the internet and ownership of materials found therein. Copyright infringement may range from simple stealing of contents, pictures, videos to more serious issues like unauthorized use of other company’s name to rank higher in search engines. Slander is also among the common issues that involves writers or bloggers.
Majority of people only hire a copyright lawyer when they are being sued or they want to sue someone because of an infringement. What they didn’t realize is that, they could have avoided the troubles if they could have hired a reputable copyright lawyer the first chance they have. A copyright lawyer can provide you with sound advice and assist you when dealing with other writers, or buyers interested on your materials.