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What should you do if your copyrighted work has been infringed? What if a competitor is using your trademark without your permission? What should you do when someone has plagiarized a fair use portion of your work with no credit attribution? Below are sample external links to some sites which address these situations. These links are only for illustrative purposes. One should seek the advice of qualified legal counsel before reacting to any infringement scenario.
American Society of Media Photographers: What to Do If Your Work Is Infringed
Graphic Artist Guild: If You Want To Sue for Copyright Infringement by Lee Wilson
Nolo: Enforcing Your Trademark Rights
U.S. Copyright Office: Circular 92 – Copyright Infringement and Remedies
U.S. Copyright Office: Stopping Copyright Infringement
Cease and Desist Letter Definition and Templates
Cornell University Law School: Cease and Desist Letter
Legal Beagle: Proper Way to Serve a Cease and Desist Letter
National Press Photographers Association: Cease and Desist Sample
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