As companies — and the public — continue to embrace and expand their use of technology, copyright law is also evolving to keep up with the rapidly changing business world. For example, copyright protection for software has become more important as shifts in Patent Law make patent protection of software more difficult. Amidst this shifting landscape, O’Melveny serves as a practical guide and powerful advocate.
We provide expert copyright advice and representation to companies involved in the creation and distribution of computer software, and traditional media and entertainment content, including high-stakes copyright matters involving works of art, music, film, and other time-honored media. But our depth of experience also extends to handling precedent-setting matters that apply copyright law in new ways, and to new technology, including copyleft matters, open source licensing and software issues, digital media, privacy issues, and material distributed over the Internet and other digital channels. In every case, we bring decades of courtroom experience, up-to-date legal knowledge, and innovative thinking.
Case Study: Sirius XM Radio, Inc.O’Melveny represented Sirius XM in a series of landmark lawsuits concerning the infringement of a claimed “performance right” for sound recordings made before February 1972. Read
Open Source Licensing
O’Melveny provides world-class advice and counseling on matters of open source software licensing and computer software copyright.Read
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.O’Melveny helped Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and its subsidiary DC Comics resolve a long running dispute over copyrights to the Superman character. Read
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