Copyright Infringement Lawyers

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Most Common Intellectual Property Law Issues:

What Is Copyright Infringement?

Copyright infringement occurs when a person encroaches on the exclusive rights held by the owner of a copyright.

How Can I Prove Someone Infringed on My Copyright?

To prove that someone infringed on your copyright you must show actual copying of protected material that has led to substantial similarity between the infringing work and your copyrighted work.

How Can I Prove Someone Copied My Work?

You can prove copying if there is direct or indirect evidence that someone took material from your work. 

Is the Material They Copied Protected?

Although someone's work may seem very similar to yours, it might not actually infringe your copyright if the material it copies is not protected by United States Copyright Laws. You may not be able to sue for copyright infringement if the copied material is: 

Is the New Work Substantially Similar to Mine?

Generally, a new work is substantially similar to yours if the overall look and feel of the new work is the same as your copyrighted work. 

I Think Someone Infringed on My Copyright Do I Need a Lawyer?

A lawyer skilled in intellectual property will help you navigate through the tricky terrain of copyright infringement. If you do have a case of copyright infringement, a lawyer will try your case and work to get you the appropriate remedies.

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Last Modified: 12-10-2013 04:28 PM PST

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