Video Copyright Infringement Lawyers
Whether you’re an amateur moviemaker, a professional creative shooting stock and editorial video clips, or a Youtube celeb, a lot of time and effort goes into producing high-quality videos. Equipment, time, money, and sheer luck are all needed to capture that perfect clip. So when someone commits video copyright infringement, they’ve stolen more than just your intellectual property. Don’t make the mistake of facing an incident of copyright infringement without seasoned video copyright infringement lawyers in your corner. Here at CopyCat Legal, we are dedicated to helping videographers get the credit and money they deserve and have earned. Contact us today so we can get working on your case.
Are You a Victim of Video Copyright Infringement? Our Lawyers Can Help.
There is nothing more disheartening than finding that the intellectual property you’ve worked so hard to create has been stolen. Fortunately, you do have options, and the competent copyright infringement lawyers here at CopyCat Legal can help you explore those options. Our goal is to track this party down and get your intellectual property back in your possession once again.
What Protections Does a Copyright Offer for a Video?
Once your video is copyrighted, you will officially own the rights to it, which means the following:
- You can legally reproduce the video or footage
- You can legally publicly display the video or footage
- You can legally distribute copies of the video or footage via sale, transfer of ownership, rental, lease, or lending
- You can legally create derivative works based on the video or footage, such as a remix of a video or a “part two”
Once your video has been copyrighted, your copyright will last for the duration of your life, as well as an additional 70 years. You need not renew your copyright at any time; the initial copyright is sufficient for protecting your rights to your work.
How Long Do I Have to File a Copyright Infringement Claim?
Under the U.S. Copyright Act, those looking to file copyright infringement claims must do so within three years of discovering the copyright violation. Waiting longer than three years from the date you discovered the violation will likely result in your permanently losing your right to bring a claim. Our legal team is prepared to pursue the statutory and/or actual damages you’ve incurred as a result of copyright infringement. All you need to do is reach out.
The bottom line is that if you believe you’re a victim of video copyright infringement, our legal team is here to help. Contact CopyCat Legal today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.