|Copyright Infringement and Me|
Copyright Infringement and Me
Nov. 3rd, 2010 @ 11:14 pm
|Date:||November 4th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)|| |
Lawyers won't take it unless they will get a hefty chunk of change from it-- their take is usually something like a quarter to half of whatever you get, depending on whatever you work out. Or you could pay them on a per-hour basis, but that's prohibitive.
From the Copyright Code (Title 17):
§ 505. Remedies for infringement: Costs and attorney's fees
In any civil action under this title, the court in its discretion may allow the recovery of full costs by or against any party other than the United States or an officer thereof. Except as otherwise provided by this title, the court may also award a reasonable attorney's fee to the prevailing party as part of the costs.
That's no guarantee, but this seems like a pretty clear-cut case, with the editor admitting guilt ("my bad").
|Date:||November 4th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)|| |
I'm just passing on what they told me when I was trying to find an attorney to take my case last year. You know, attorneys have to eat, too, and all that. They all agreed that my case was clear cut and there seemed no doubt that my work had been stolen, but still I got the comments noted above.
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