A copyright gives to owner the exclusive right to use an original work. "Use" is defined to include present, perform, produce copies of, and sell the right to use to others.
The small "c" in a circle on a work, usually next to a date, denotes a copyright on that work. The mark is optional, but can be helpful in a legal case where a person is trying to prove he or she copyrighted the work.
The job description of a copyright attorney is to advise clients registering a trademark, and the laws regarding the fair use or infringement of a copyright.
Contact a copyright lawyer in Oregon for legal advice on disputes involving copyrights or copyright infringement.
Lawyer Referral Service of the Oregon State Bar - In Oregon, the State Bar has established a Lawyer Referral Service from its offices in Tigard, OR. The service helps individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney experienced in a variety of different practice areas. The service charges $35 for a 30 minute consultation with the local attorney. More than 1,600 attorneys across the state participate in the service.