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What Should I Do if Someone Stole My Copyrighted Work?

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Whether you spent a full day on a creative work or multiple years, once it’s completed, you deserve to get credit and recognition. You’ve published the work and even had it copyrighted, but out of the blue, one day, you come to find that someone has stolen it. You’re outraged, and understandably so. Fortunately, however, you do have options, and legal teams such as CopyCat Legal are here to help. Continue reading and reach out to our copyright infringement lawyers to learn more about how we can assist you if someone has stolen your copyrighted work. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What works are protected under copyright law?

Copyright law is essentially designed to protect any original work of authorship from plagiarism. This can include the following:

  • Literary works
  • Illustrations
  • Musical works
  • Photographs
  • Computer software
  • Architecture

If you composed any of the aforementioned and you believe someone has stolen this work, you’re likely understandably both shocked and outraged. Fortunately, there is a solution, and CopyCat Legal can provide it.

What can I do if someone stole my copyrighted work?

If you believe your copyrighted work has been stolen, the very first thing you should do is reach out to a seasoned copyright attorney who can assess the circumstances of your case and determine whether you may have a valid claim. From there, your attorney can track down the individual or group who stole your work and file a copyright infringement claim against them. As long as we can prove that your copyrighted work has, in fact, been stolen and used for the benefit of another, you should be entitled to both statutory and/or actual damages.

We know that your work is your pride and joy, and we understand how devastating it can be to discover that someone has stolen it for their selfish gain. For this reason, we are dedicated to providing victims of copyright infringement steadfast legal representation when they need it most.

If you have any further questions, or you’re a victim of copyright infringement and you need a seasoned legal team in your corner, look no further than CopyCat Legal, PLLC to fight for you.

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