A copyright grants an exclusive set of legal rights to the creator of a creative, artistic original work--such as a piece of writing, music or art--for a specific period of time. Under U.S. copyright laws, the owner may have the exclusive right to reproduce the work, or authorize others to reproduce it and to perform, display or transmit the work. If you or your company are creating works that are subject to copyright law, an intellectual property attorney with copyright experience can help you register your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office and other foreign offices, sell or license your copyright, and aggressively protect your work from copyright infringement. A copyright lawyer can also help defend those accused of infringing another party's copyrights.