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Assertive Protection Of Your Rights Regarding Online Copyrighted Content

Copyright infringement was a problem before the Internet was created. Once content began being published online, however, the floodgates of copyright infringement burst open. The ease with which articles, graphics, images, digital video, music files and other intellectual property can be copied and pasted appears to be too much temptation for some individuals or businesses to ignore.

At the law office of Richard E. Steck & Associates, we advocate aggressively for victims of online copyright infringement and acts of Internet piracy. Many businesses are finding that a sternly worded letter requesting another party to cease infringement of your copyrighted material is not enough. Once that become clear, it is a smart idea to enlist the services of an experienced copyright attorney like myself who can take further action.

Immediate Action Is Important

If you realize you are a victim of copyright infringement on the Internet, it is important to act immediately. Information is transferred instantaneously online and can spread to multiple sites almost as quickly. Catching a copyright infringement problem early and responding immediately and with force will help resolve the problem before it spreads.

Of course, there are two sides to every legal story. If you or your business has been wrongly accused of copyright infringement, I can provide assertive defense.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) sets the ground rules for most digital content and online distribution. I have a thorough understanding of the regulations spelled out in the DMCA, but as you might suspect, the laws regarding Internet law and copyright of digital property are ever-changing. It is important to work with a lawyer like myself who stays abreast of the changes in DMCA regulations and legal interpretations.

The Call That Resolves All

The important first step is to assess your case and develop a legal strategy. I welcome the opportunity to review your case and recommend an effective course of action. I represent business clients in Greater Chicago and throughout Illinois. Call 800-858-1682 to schedule a free consultation.