The infringement of a copyright is a serious problem for creative individuals and businesses. A copyright is your own artistic expression of a work, whether it is a literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic work, such as poetry, a novel, a movie, a song, computer software, or architecture. When someone else uses your copyrighted work without permission, it can damage your exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, display, perform, and/or create derivative works of your copyrighted work. On the other hand, there are exceptions to these exclusive rights when someone else can reproduce another’s work without permission.
At Willi Law Firm, one of our core services involves protecting the valuable copyrights of individuals and of small, medium-sized, and multi-national businesses in the United States and abroad. Litigating copyright infringement disputes is a small, but crucial component of our inclusive approach to protecting your valuable copyrights.
Our attorneys are experienced in protecting copyrights and litigating copyright infringement disputes. Willi Law Firm can guide you through the process of registering a copyright and protecting it from theft and abuse. Our attorneys can take action against companies and individuals that knowingly or unknowingly use your copyrighted work. If you or your company sustains monetary damage from copyright theft, our attorneys will do all they can to help recoup all lost revenue via copyright litigation. Whether you need a cease and desist letter or need to file a lawsuit for copyright infringement, our attorneys will provide comprehensive, thorough, and unrelenting copyright infringement representation.
Mavrix Photo, Inc. v. Client. Willi Law Firm represented Houston-based client in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The case against Willi Law Firm’s client was voluntarily dismissed by the Plaintiff with no settlement payments being made by Willi Law Firm’s client.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. v. Fannix, Inc. et al. Willi Law Firm represented the Texas-based defendants in a copyright infringement case filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Willi Law Firm’s clients were accused of distributing, promoting, offering for sale, and selling counterfeit copies of various copyrighted works owned by the plaintiff on Amazon.com.
Ramirez v. Freddie Records, Inc. Willi Law Firm represented the appellees, copyright owners, in an appeal from a U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas judgment in their favor. The case involved copyright infringement of musical compositions and sound recordings. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the liability and damages findings and remanded the case for further consideration of an additional award of attorney’s fees.
Daily v. Gusto Records, Inc. Appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit involving issues of fraud and conspiracy regarding payment of publisher royalties for exploitation of George Jones master recordings. The Court’s opinion is reported at 14 Fed. Appx. 579, 582 (6th Cir. 2001) (Mem. Op.).