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We Protect Artists From Copyright Infringement

The creators of original works of art have the exclusive right to control how their works are made available to the public. If you are the creator of a song, recording, story, photograph, video or other artistic work that was used without your permission, you may have a copyright infringement claim.

What Is Copyright Infringement?

Copyright Infringement exists whenever a copyright owner’s exclusive copyrights are violated. The exclusive copyrights provided by the Copyright Act include:

  • Reproduction
  • Distribution
  • Public performance
  • Derivative works
  • Public display

For example, if your music was sampled, used in a TV show, online, film or commercial, copied, or in any way used without your permission, you may have a claim for copyright infringement.

Anyone who uses a work without the consent of the copyright owner is liable for copyright infringement. This may include a record label, another artist or even a store that sells unauthorized copies of the recordings and songs.

The Copyright Act provides for a range of money damages as a remedy for copyright infringement. These money damages may include:

  • Statutory damages
  • Actual damages
  • Attorneys’ fees
  • Costs

If you believe that you may have a copyright infringement claim, contact the attorneys at Schwartz & Ponterio, PLLC, today at 212-714-1200 to learn how we can help you protect your copyrights and recover monetary damages from infringers.