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Q: I have received a copyright infringement notice from my ISP and I have immediately stopped any such activities

I had downloaded a file from torrent and deleted it immediately from my system. I just received a notice that my IP has been associated with such an activity. Now, what can I do?

Steve Charles Vondran
Steve Charles Vondran answered on Dec 24, 2020

You should still consult with a copyright defense law firm so you can see if there might be any future reason to worry. Sometimes things go away, and sometimes they don't. Best to get an idea where you stand after a lawyer reviews the evidence. Is it Strike 3 Holdings by any chance? If so,... Read more »

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Q: If I post a YouTube video with my own self-made song in it, will third parties be able to infringe copyright?

Basically, I have a short "album" of dingy 1:30 - 3:00 songs that I might want to share with the world via YouTube, but there's the nagging fear in the back of my mind that somebody may be able to use it without my permission. I've discovered that I can order other channels to... Read more »

Steve Charles Vondran
Steve Charles Vondran answered on Dec 7, 2020

Each is own, I usually tell my clients that if they think they have something good, they should pay the minimal fee to get it copyrighted through the United States Copyright Office. Small price to pay and puts one in the best position to enforce and stop infringement. This is not legal advice as... Read more »

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Q: Is reposting content copyright infringement?

I want to create a website that posts funny pictures from around the web. Obviously, I don't own this pictures. Is posting a link the the source enough to not be hit copyright infringement? Or if I claim that I don't own any of the photos? Would implementing a rating system be considered... Read more »

Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on May 25, 2017

Yes, this is copyright infringement. If you do not have permission from the owner of those images to post them on your own website, you would be liable for copyright infringement. Attributing credit to the authors of those images does not absolve you of liability for copyright infringement.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for North Dakota on
Q: Is reposting content copyright infringement?

I want to create a website that posts funny pictures from around the web. Obviously, I don't own this pictures. Is posting a link the the source enough to not be hit copyright infringement? Or if I claim that I don't own any of the photos? Would implementing a rating system be considered... Read more »

Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on May 25, 2017

Yes, this is copyright infringement. If you do not have permission from the owner of those images to post them on your own website, you would be liable for copyright infringement. Attributing credit to the authors of those images does not absolve you of liability for copyright infringement.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for North Dakota on
Q: Is reposting content copyright infringement?

I want to create a website that posts funny pictures from around the web. Obviously, I don't own this pictures. Is posting a link the the source enough to not be hit copyright infringement? Or if I claim that I don't own any of the photos? Would implementing a rating system be considered... Read more »

Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on May 25, 2017

Yes, this is copyright infringement. If you do not have permission from the owner of those images to post them on your own website, you would be liable for copyright infringement. Attributing credit to the authors of those images does not absolve you of liability for copyright infringement.... Read more »

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