A Copyright is any artistic expression on any tangible medium, and is federally regulated under 17 USCA, the Copyright Act of 1976. Several international agreements influence the mechanics of our copyright system, and many of their requirements are beneficial to artists. Section 101 of the Copyright Act defines these international agreements as including the WTO’s TRIPS treaty, as well as the UN’s WIPO agreements. Copyrights are the right to control one’s art by reproduction, derivative creation, distribution by sale or lease, performance, display, or playback. Creating a copyright is easy and inexpensive, but once it has been stolen enforcing it can take valuable time and investment. When your career and livelihood center around your art it is worth protecting. Hibbs Law, LLC works with writers, graphic designers, musicians, video game designers, and other artists to let them grow and create with confidence. As stated on our Client Services page, we want to make high-quality legal services as affordable as possible to the individual and small businesses. We do this by tailoring our services to meet your needs, not by maximizing billing hours. Whether it is helping you to formalize your registration, establishing a monitoring system, alerting users to possible enforcement, conducting dispute resolution and negotiations, seizing infringing goods, or litigation—you can gauge your actions with confidence, and make the choices that are right for you and your art.