Copyright infringement occurs when a person encroaches on the exclusive rights held by the owner of a 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.
You can prove copying if there is direct or indirect evidence that someone took material from your work.
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:
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.
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, an intellectual property lawyer will try your case and work to get you the appropriate remedies.
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