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How to write a copyright infringement Letter

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 28, 2008, 8:09 PM
Left brain hemisphere:
Since so many of you asked-
If anyone ever steals YOUR work, this is what you write to the thieves, be they an individual/magazine/website/newspaper/music band/etc.

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To: __________________(art thief's name/company)

It has come to my attention that you have made an unauthorized use of my copyrighted Work entitled "____________ (name of stolen artwork)" in the publishing of a ___________(your website/advert/newspaper/magazine)

I have reserved all rights in the Work, which was first published in November 1, 2000 (date example) on _______________(my website link), with copyright registered to me.
The advert which appears in your (website/advert/newspaper/magazine/piece), is essentially identical to the Work and clearly used the Work as its basis.

You neither asked for nor received permission to use the Work as the basis for the advert, nor to make or distribute copies of it. Therefore, I believe you have willfully infringed my rights under 17 USC Section 101, et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $100,000.
Under the copyright law I can demand:
Compensation and Immediately cease the use and distribution of all infringing works derived from the Work, and all copies of it, and that you deliver to me all unused, undistributed copies of it, or destroy such copies immediately, and that you desist from this or any other infringement of my rights in the future.

However, currently I demand a compensation for the use of the image.
Your company did not notify me, we did not sign any contracts, and I have not been paid for the use of my work.
If I have not received an affirmative response from you in two weeks, indicating that you are ready to discuss terms of payment for the use of my work and comply with my requirements, I shall consider taking the full legal remedies available to rectify this situation.

Sincerely,


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Right brain hemisphere:
Or you can go out, find them and break their kneecaps. Whatever works for you. I prefer kneecap breaking any day. That'll teach em how to steal stuff.

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:iconeotenhazel:
EotenHazel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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Soffiah Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
this may work, the thefts would absolutely freak out & delete what they stole
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l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The right brain way is a really good way to wind up doing time. Not to mention tazed and tackled by the cops b4 they toss your ass in jail for assault and battery.

But in all honesty when someone used this on me in a fraudulent manner, I told her that I was not a publishing company or a corporate entity so this was a very stupid and ignorant thing to do.
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YourPalIssac Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Start taking names and taking kneecaps.
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:iconalexiuss:
alexiuss Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
KNEECAPS ARE VERY GOOD CURRENCY IN EXCHANGE FOR DELICIOUS REVENGE.
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:iconyourpalissac:
YourPalIssac Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Sweet, saucy revenge.....best served at room temperature, with some sort of grain as a side......
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:iconalexiuss:
alexiuss Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
GOTTA GET THEM 8-10 SERVINGS OF CARBOHYDRATES IN YOUR DIET SOMEHOW.
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:iconyourpalissac:
YourPalIssac Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
It's part of a heart-healthy diet?
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HuffingtontheOnly Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
First the left brain tactic. then, if one week goes by with no response.... time to embrace the right brain.
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lacelazier Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I love you :iconrlyplz:
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