Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Handling an infringement, part of Understanding Copyright: A Deeper Dive.
- What can you do about infringement?…Some people believe that all they need to do…is inform the infringer about the infringement,…and they're required to stop.…This is not the case.…You can certainly ask a person to stop infringing,…but then they choose to ignore you.…What can you do if the infringer does not stop?…Can you send a letter to the copyright office to get help?…No.…Can you tell the government about it and get help?…Probably not.…While some counterfeiting can be pursued by…the federal government, most instances of…infringement are up to you.…
You must pursue the infringer in federal court.…Taking someone to court for infringement can be long,…expensive, and stressful.…For companies, litigation is common,…and generally part of the management of the business.…But for individuals who have never been involved in…litigation, the process can be confusing…and difficult to control.…It can be wildly expensive.…In some cases, attorneys might take a copyright…case on contingent fee, taking a percentage…of the damage award as attorney's fees…
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- Explain why you should file for copyright certification.
- Determine what course of action will guarantee the end of infringement?
- Relate copyright to the purchase of software.
- Define public domain.
- List what you need to send the Copyright Office for copyright certification.