Copyright infringement is the act of violating any of a copyright owner’s exclusive rights granted by the Copyright Act. There following three elements must be met: (1) the copyright holder must have a valid copyright; (2) the infringer must have access to the copyrighted work or that the work has a striking similarity to the copyrighted work; and (3) the duplication of the copyrighted work must be outside the exceptions.
In a copyright infringement lawsuit, you may be able to you may be able to obtain injunctive relief, recover monetary damages, statutory damages between $750 and $30,000 per infringement and if the infringement was willful, the statutory damages may be as high as $150,000 per infringement.
It is important to hire an intellectual property attorney experienced in copyright infringement cases such as Erica W. Stump to analyze your case. The team at the law firm of Erica W. Stump, P.A. has experience litigating copyright infringement cases under the Copyright Act.