Attorneys Handling What Is Copyright Infringement

Accidental Copyright Infringement Is Still Infringement

“Strict Liability” is a term used to describe legal liability in which a Plaintiff does not have to prove a Defendant’s fault, but simply show that their rights were infringed. Copyright infringement is strict liability, which means you remain liable for copyright infringement even though you did not intend or realize you were infringing a […]

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Copyright Statute of Limitations: Don’t Sleep On Your Rights

Recently, I received a call from an individual indicating that their copyrighted work had been infringed.  My first thought is that Traverse Legal can easily assist with a Copyright Infringement Notice Letter or DMCA Take Down Notice.  That is, however, until they tell me that they found out about the infringement four years ago.  FOUR years […]

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International Copyright Protection

So you have registered your copyright with the United States Copyright Office, which gives you robust protection and the option for more sizable damages in the event of infringement.  But what if your registered copyright is being infringed in another country?  As there is technically no such thing as an “international copyright” (copyrights are only […]

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What is Right of Publicity?

Somewhat related to a claim of copyright infringement (and often preempted by such a claim – more on that later), is the claim for Right of Publicity.  While sometimes available to any individual, Right of Publicity is typically aimed at protecting the name or likeness of famous individuals.  A claim for violation of Right of […]

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Cease and Desist Letter Dos and Don’ts: A Copyright Attorney’s Perspective

You think someone is infringing your copyright. You see that they’ve posted something that belongs to you on the Internet, either a picture or a photograph or a piece of art or a literary work or a design, and you believe that a cease and desist letter should be sent.

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Bikram Yoga Does Not Own Copyright on Hot Yoga Poses

Traverse Copyright Law has represented multiple defendants sued by Choudhury Bikram and the Bikram Yoga College alleging copyright infringement. Bikram Yoga has sued other studios over the years for offering Hot Yoga variations of the Bikram Yoga Method. In 2012, the United States Copyright Office issued a letter indicating that the previously issued copyright to […]

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What Is Copyright Infringement?

Copyright infringement is the copying of the creative works of authorship of another that results in the violation of the rights secured to that author under federal law. These rights, guaranteed by § 106 of the act, consist of the right to reproduce, to prepare derivative works, to distribute copies, to perform publicly, to display […]

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