Arthur R. Lehman, L.L.C.

November 2015 Archives

Who owns a copyright in a contribution to a collective work?

When a New York business owner is running a magazine, newspaper or a periodical, they have a number of people contributing stories, articles and pictures to their work. In fact, in a city as diverse as New York, everyone has an interesting story or anecdote to share. In these situations, it is important to ascertain who owns the copyright in this work because the completed work is only a collection of work.

When a contract dispute leads to litigation

There are many New Yorkers who work under the terms of an employment agreement. These agreements can be important for both employers and employees, as they set the stage for what will become, hopefully, a prosperous collaboration. However, the reality is that not all employment contracts last the course of the relationship. In some cases, during the term of the agreement the employer and employee may reach a point where a contract dispute breaks out.