Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Responding to an infringement, part of Understanding Copyright: A Deeper Dive.
- So I've covered infringement from the…perspective that you own a copyright…and someone else is infringing.…But, what if you are the infringer?…What can you do?…Here's how it happens.…You're in your office working away…on a random Tuesday afternoon.…You're opening the mail…and amidst all of the bills and junk mail…is an envelope from a law firm.…You see the name and think,…"I've never heard of this firm."…You open the envelope and it's a demand letter.…Sometimes we call these letters "cease and desist letters."…The letter is from a law firm representing…a large company alleging that you have used…a photo on your website that you do not…have permission to use.…
Your palms sweat.…You scramble to open a browser window…and find the allegedly infringing image on your website.…There it is.…You push some buttons on your desk phone.…You stammer or yell at your marketing person.…Within minutes a small committee is formed in your office…looking over your shoulder at the infringing image.…It's a simple image of a skyline of your city.…
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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.