Simply put, copyright protects an author’s original work from unauthorized use, including reproduction, distribution and performance.  While traditionally linked to artistic works like sculptures, paintings and musical works, copyright protection can also extend to architectural plans, advertising and promotional materials, packaging arrangements, user manuals and logo designs.  Thus, copyright protection can be a valuable tool in an intellectual property protection scheme for creators ranging from self-publishing novelists to multi-national corporations. Renner Otto’s Copyright Group is poised to offer guidance and support to authors of all shapes and sizes in securing protection for their works and policing and enforcing that protection.