If you’re a proud owner of a copyrighted work, you deserve to be credited and paid for that work. Unfortunately, there will always be people looking to profit off of the innovation of others. If your work was stolen, contact the Pennsylvania copyright lawyers here at CopyCat Legal for help today.
Copyright Lawyers in Pennsylvania | Protecting Your Intellectual Property
CopyCat Legal is experienced in protecting the gamut of copyrighted materials from infringement, including the following:
Getting Your Work Copyrighted in Pennsylvania
Once your work is copyrighted, you can sit back and have peace of mind, knowing you’ll have exclusive ownership of that work until your passing and for 70 years after your passing. Unfortunately, however, just because a work is copyrighted doesn’t mean there aren’t insidious forces out there who won’t try to steal it. That said, with the right legal team in your corner, you do have options.
Your Options Once a Copyrighted Work is Stolen
If your work has been stolen, whether a photograph, film, song, literary text, or otherwise, CopyCat Legal can help retrieve it and pursue damages on your behalf. Typically, our strategy is this: first, we’ll demand a favorable settlement and ensure the stolen work is eliminated. If the settlement is insufficient, we will file a copyright infringement lawsuit against the thief and fight for the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
Compensation for Copyright Infringement Claims
The two types of compensation an individual may receive in a copyright infringement claim are actual damages and statutory damages. Statutory damages can cover anywhere between $750 and $30,000 worth of damages you’ve incurred as a result of the theft of your intellectual property. In some cases, courts will have the discretion to extend these damages to as much as $150,000. Actual damages, on the other hand, are designed to compensate an individual for a loss of profit as a result of intellectual property theft. There is no predetermined amount an individual may receive in actual damages, so you’ll need a legal team who can dig up evidence and get you fully compensated for the incident of copyright infringement. Fortunately, you are in the right place.
Contact our PA Copyright Lawyers Today
If you’re a creator of any kind, CopyCat Legal is your number one advocate. If your work has been stolen, contact us today so we can start fighting for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.