The Arts.
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pirit is the force of creation. The artists' will applying the artists' wisdom to Nature. Nature is but an image or imitation of wisdom, the last thing of the soul, nature being a thing which doth only do, but now know. We behold the spirits of the Earth through our experience of Nature. And we perceive the spirits of our peoples through civilization. Put simply, civilization is built on art created by artists and distributed to the public through their individual wills.

To guide the flow and distribution of their art, artists often require the ability to control and protect their own works. Our present social system makes this possible through copyright law, which gives the copyright holder a monopoly over certain rights over their work. Specifically, an author is granted a monopoly over the right to copy, distribute, publicly perform/display, and create derivative works of their own original works.

These rights belong solely to the artist author creating a work of original expression, or to another if the artist author makes the choice to sell their rights, typically for money or for notoriety through existing mass-distribution mechanisms. Or sometimes artist authors relinquish their rights in the process of collaboration, in order to create a unified ownership over a complex work created by many artists together (e.g. a film production). The present copyright system is expanded to include works that create even a modicum of creativity, including works not typically thought of as art, such as software, business documents, or other such humdrum. The original expression is protectable through proper understanding and use of copyright law. As an intellectual property attorney, I endeavor to assist artists and authors and distributors with their understanding and use of copyright law.

The Marvels of Science.
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ur American Constitution has created a mechanism with which to promote the creation and development of useful inventions through a monopoly granted to inventors of such useful inventions. I refer to the patent system.

Specifically a patent allows an inventor (or the company such inventor sells his patent to) to control the right to make, use, sell, or import the patented invention. In present times, patentable technology includes not just a device or apparatus, but also processes, methods, and systems, so long as the invention is novel, useful, and non-obvious. As with artists, I aim at helping technological innovators understand and apply their rights to their novel creations.

Sincerely,