We protect our clients’ creative works around the world. AGG has registered many types of subject matter under the U.S. Copyright Act, including works relating to the technology and software industries, print, publishing, architecture, television, radio, newspaper, e-commerce, music publishing and sound recordings, and the internet.
Whether the work is literary, musical, multimedia, or software, we are up to the challenge. In addition to copyright in traditional works, our attorneys are familiar with the complex issues presented by new forms of technology.
We also regularly counsel clients on rights on clearance issues, copyright licensing, and setting up in-house copyright filing programs. When others infringe on our clients’ copyrights or our clients are accused of infringement, we provide aggressive yet practical representation.
We provide copyright monitoring and enforcement actions relating to the internet, specifically via various social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.). This involves both sending and responding to DMCA takedown notices, demand letters, and complaints via the tools set up by the various platforms.
In addition, we take pride in defending the public domain. Our attorneys will provide fair use opinions to our clients and will back up those opinions if litigation ensues. When representing defendants, we have asserted numerous copyright misuse claims and have had successful outcomes by pointing out that the allegedly infringed works at issue were not original to their owners.
Our attorneys support corporate due diligence efforts for companies owning copyright-protected works.
We have been a member of, and our attorneys have held leadership positions in, the Copyright Society of the U.S. for well over a decade.