Film Copyright Infringement Lawyers
Was Your Film Stolen? Our Copyright Infringement Lawyers Are Here.
Your Rights & How We Can Help
The first thing you should understand is that under the law, you own the rights to your film from the second it’s written, regardless of whether you formally get the work copyrighted. That said, having your film copyrighted is the best way to protect it from thieves and can provide a more straightforward path to getting compensated, should your film get stolen. Once you copyright a film, you’ll have the right to:
- Reproduce the film
- Publicly display the film
- Distribute copies of the film
- Create derivative works based on the film, such as a sequel
Regardless of whether you’ve copyrighted your film, however, if it’s been stolen, you should retain the services of our dedicated film copyright infringement lawyers who can help you get your rightful compensation.
As long as we can prove your work has been stolen, you should receive statutory damages and/or actual damages, depending on whether your work has been copyrighted or not. If your film has not been copyrighted, we can sue for actual damages (though these are a bit more challenging to accurately calculate). If your film has been copyrighted, we can sue for statutory damages, which can award you anywhere between $750-$30,000 (but up to $150,000 in some cases).
The bottom line is that the team here at CopyCat Legal is here to protect your rights as a filmmaker. If you’re looking to copyright your work or you need to track down and hold a thief accountable, CopyCat Legal is here to help. Contact us today so we can get started working on your case.