Copyright infringement is a serious federal offense and if convicted, one faces significant jail time. In general, copyright infringement is when a person reproduces or creates a work (that contains a legitimate copyright) for his or her own financial or commercial gain. Works can include all sorts of products and nowadays, digital items, including:
- Television shows
- Designer handbags
- Designer clothing
- Accessories, jewelry and shoes
- Computers, video games and cameras
To schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your federal copyright infringement case, call the Shapiro Law Firm today 800-554-5247.
If you are being investigated for or have been charged with federal copyright infringement or counterfeiting trademarked goods, do not wait to seek legal counsel. Early intervention is especially important in copyright infringement cases, as many times a misunderstanding can be immediately cleared. At the Shapiro Law Firm, we will use our more than 40 years of experience to effectively defend you against federal charges.
Copyright Violation Attorneys in Texas
There are many ways copyright violations can occur. If you copy or reproduce a work without the author's permission or even display it without permission, this can be considered an infringement. Our attorneys are experienced in these often complex cases, and also work with the right experts for your particular medium, in order to properly defend you.
Federal prosecutors must prove several things in order to show an infringement. These include:
- Valid copyright of the work in question
- Infringement was done willfully or knowingly
- Commercial or financial gain
Contact a Lawyer Today
Don't let an investigation or charge for federal copyright infringement affect your life any longer. Take action now and clear your name. Call the Shapiro Law Firm, in Plano, Texas, at 800-554-5247. You can also email us to schedule an appointment for a consultation with one of our federal copyright infringement criminal defense attorneys.
The Shapiro Law Firm is located in Plano, and serves clients in Collin County, Dallas-Fort Worth and throughout Texas.