Sued for Copyright Infringement? Three Questions to Ask Immediately
- Does the Plaintiff Have a Copyright Registration and When Did it Issue?
- When Did the Alleged Infringement Occur?
- Worst Case Scenario, What Kind of Damages Are Reasonably on the Table?
If you do not regularly get angry letters from attorneys, reading one that accuses you of copyright infringement must be a perplexing and anxiety inducing experience.
Can a plaintiff really recover its attorneys’ fees and $150,000 per work that is infringed? Is downloading copyrighted material from the internet for personal use copyright infringement? Are these guys actually going to sue me?
The answers to these three questions are: sometimes, almost always, and, unfortunately, probably yes.Read more