The copyright lawyers at Dow Lohnes counsel clients on the development, protection, licensing and use of copyrighted material and other content. These efforts include the drafting and negotiation of freelance agreements, development agreements, acquisition, production and co-production agreements and affiliation agreements for works ranging from newspaper contributions, broadcast and cable programming and other audiovisual works to software, and for all industries, especially those related to the media, communications and information technology industries. The firm also counsels clients on all aspects of domestic and international copyright law, from fair use and public domain analyses to advice on various statutory compulsory licensing schemes.
The firm assists clients in obtaining copyright registration and other protection for their works. It works with the U.S. Copyright Office and with Congress on policy and legislative developments affecting copyright and related content rights. Finally, while the group's lawyers work hard to assist clients achieve satisfactory amicable resolutions of disputes, the firm has an active copyright litigation practice and significant experience in the full range of copyright disputes. The firm represents clients in copyright litigation before federal courts and Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels.