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Music Copyright Law
Music has never been more accessible than in this digital age, and with accessibility has come an increased threat of music and song copyright infringement.
Protecting Musicians & Songwriter From Copyright Infringement
High-Caliber, Affordable Representation.
Nationwide music copyright lawyer, Dana LeJune, has championed the rights of song creators for over 35 years. His skill and integrity has earned him the trust of clients and resulted in numerous victories for them.
U.S. copyright law deems that songwriters own their songs the moment their songs are completed and fixed in some tangible medium of expression. Protected musical works include original compositions and arrangements or new versions of earlier works to which new copyrightable authorship has been added.
Proving songwriter copyright infringement
The owner of a musical copyright has the exclusive right to make copies, to prepare derivative works, to sell or distribute copies, and to perform the work in public. When another person or entity does one of those things without the permission of the copyright owner, a violation of the Copyright Act may have occurred.
Attorney LeJune helps clients prove infringement by demonstrating proof of ownership of the copyrighted work, and proof of copying. Evidence of copying may be clear, or it may be shown by proving that the infringer had access to the original work and that the new creation is substantially similar to the copyrighted work.
For additional information please see our Frequently Asked Questions About Copyright Infringement.
Nationwide Copyright Infringement Lawyer You Can Trust!
At LeJune Law Firm, you meet directly, every time, with the over-35-years-experienced, board certified trial lawyer you hired. The firm pledges to provide effective legal services promptly and efficiently, while always maintaining the highest ethical standards and professional integrity.
Because jurisdiction of copyright cases is exclusive to federal court, even though the LeJune Law Firm is based in Houston, Texas, you can avail yourself of Dana LeJune’s litigation acumen regardless of where you are, and regardless of where the case must be filed. Additionally, because you do not pay any fees until and unless there is money recovered (by settlement or verdict), the contingent fee arrangement is almost always more cost-effective for the client.