Timothy B. McCormack, attorney at law, writes about: Copyright Infringement – I Didn’t Know!

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Timothy B. McCormack, attorney at law, writes about: Mere unauthorized use of a picture downloaded from the Internet (even from a “free site”) is enough to create liability for a business using the copyrighted work without permission. This is true, regardless of how the infringement came about. Typical copyrighted works that get businesses into trouble include images and text “acquired” from the Internet.

Copyright infringement can occur willfully or “accidentally,” but copyright law prohibits both. One federal court recently held, “there is no need to prove anything

Article by Timothy B. McCormack, attorney and copyright lawyer in Seattle; Timothy B. McCormack, attorney at law represents Getty Images in copyright infringement matters

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