Copyright Infringement and Me
Nov. 3rd, 2010 @ 11:14 pm
|Date:||November 4th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)|| |
Many don't realize that copyright infringement also has a federal felony criminal component. From your story, the tests (10 or more copies in a 180 day period and (1) that a valid copyright; (2) was infringed by the defendant; (3) willfully; and (4) for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain), have been met.
In addition, the editor admitted taking the content thus making prosecution easier.
Consider having your attorney include these facts in the letter they send. "If you do not respond we will have no other choice than to turn this matter over to the US attorney's office in Springfield, MA for criminal copyright prosecution under 17 U.S.C. § 506(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2319"
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