Re: Re: Re: Civil offense or crime
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on April 07, 2002 at 22:03:09:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Civil offense or crime posted by Doug on April 06, 2002 at 11:45:19:
: : : I create and sell a software on the net and found a customer resell pirated copies of my software. What and how can I do? Is this a civil offense or crime?
: : Dear Doug,
: : Is your copyright registered?
: : M. Arthur Auslander
: : Auslander & Thomas-Intellectual Property Law Since 1909
: The copyright is not registered yet.
There is an expediting filing for the purpose of bringing legal action. The usual Official $30 filing fee ups to $550. The there is the cost of suing.
You might try to interest the local Federal prosecutor in checking the criminal aspect of the infringement. Don't expect much there. Most prosecutors are not interested in redressing business matters.
M. Arthur Auslander
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