Movie Piracy Lawyers

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What Is Movie Piracy?

Movie piracy is the act of selling, acquiring, or distributing copyrighted films.  This includes downloading films on a file sharing network.  Movie piracy is a growing problem in the United States and the Motion Picture Association of America has taken increased measures to pursue copyright violators.

What Are the Laws Regarding Movie Piracy?

Various laws protect intellectual property in the United States.  Copyright infringement is already subject to normal intellectual property laws.  In addition, there are several federal regulations further restricting movie piracy:

Most states also have further laws against movie piracy.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

The laws of intellectual property can be very complex, especially in the area of movie piracy which is fairly new and still evolving.  If you have been accused of violating movie copyright law, an experienced intellectual property lawyer can advise you of your rights and possible defenses.  A lawyer can also represent you in court.

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Last Modified: 12-21-2011 04:39 PM PST

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