The statutory requirements of fixation, originality and expression are set forth in detail. State common law copyright is also addressed.
Every category of subject matter protectable by copyright, including the nuances and special rules that pertain to each category are discussed.
Determination of authorship, joint authors, works made for hire are covered, as are copyright duration, transfer and termination.
The six exclusive rights protected by copyright and the tests determining their scope are analyzed.
Jurisdictional and substantive requirements for direct and secondary copyright infringement are analyzed, as well as defenses such as fair use.
Injunctive relief, actual and statutory damages, awards of defendant’s profits, as well as attorneys fees and costs are examined.