By Rickie Borjon

What is copyright?

the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

What can't be copyrighted?

1. Names

2. Titles

3. Works by U.S. Government


What can be copyrighted?

1. Music

2. Computer software programs



  • Infringer pays the actual dollar amount of damages and profits.
  • The law provides a range from $200 to $150,000 for each work infringed.
  • Infringer pays for all attorneys fees and court costs.
  • The Court can issue an injunction to stop the infringing acts.