US copyright law is far-reaching and carries heavy penalties for violation, including potential extradition to the United States for criminal prosecution. Norris Echetebu Law provides US legal advice regarding the application of US copyright law to our clients’ businesses and intellectual property. We also assist our clients in protection of their copyrighted works within the United States, providing copyright registration services.
The growing music and film industries in New Zealand and Australia expose some of our clients to American production studios and recording labels who often insist on operating under US law. The attorneys at Norris Echetebu Law have a proven track record of representing artists in contract negotiations with their US counterparts. We provide our clients with expert legal advice regarding the pitfalls and traps in American entertainment contracts and offer direct negotiation services to obtain the most favourable terms possible.