Copyright infringement has become a rampant problem in the Information Age. Computers allow nearly anyone to copy movies, music, images, and text without much expense or effort. As a result, the investments that companies have made in building their intellectual property is being eroded.

Copyright Infringement Litigation

Copyright infringement litigation typically involves three steps: (1) sending a cease and desist letter and potentially a demand for payment for the unauthorized use, (2) registering the copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office if it has not yet been registered, and (3) filing a federal court lawsuit against the infringing party.

A strong litigation position often forces infringing parties to acquiesce to the copyright holder. Our copyright litigation attorneys can advise you on the best strategy based on your circumstances and what you know of the infringing party.

Copyright Infringement Defense

Good people and businesses have been sued for copyright infringement. The infringement may have been unintentional or protected by “fair use.” An experienced Minnesota copyright attorney can advise you on your legal rights and options. Often, removal of the infringing work and a small settlement payment can make a copyright infringement lawsuit go away.

Contact an attorney in this area