Copyright Infringement Lawyer Service
Our Intellectual Property Lawyers can assist you with Copyright Infringements. Copyright Law is a complicated area of Intellectual Property ("IP") Law. It is important to contact a knowledgeable lawyer to discuss your matter. Our IP Lawyer offer legal services across the Greater Toronto Area, including Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Burlington, Milton, Hamilton, Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Vaughan, Newmarket, North York, and surrounding areas.
A Copyright is the right to copy. Copyright Law encompasses various artistic works, whether it relates to literary works, visual arts, music, performances, etc. If a person copies, recreates, etc. your copyrighted work without a valid defence, then you are entitled to damages. The very basic test as to whether copyright infringement is occurring is whether a person has taken a substantial part of copyrighted work without consent.
Copyright Infringement can occur in many ways when consent is not provided, including:
- Performing a copyrighted work.
- Downloading a copyrighted work.
- Playing music for a commercial event you are hosting.
- Reproducing a copyrighted artistic work (i.e. a logo) on your website.
Recent changes to Canada's Copyright law with the recent notice-to-notice system has caused some confusion to Canadians who may receive a notice letter from their Internet Service Provide ("ISP"). It is very important that you contact a lawyer, if you receive one of these notices.
If you are hosting an event where music is played, or you are performing, it is important to know whether you will infringe someone's copyrighted work, and what you can do to avoid being liable for copyright infringement.
When it comes to copyright infringement that occurs due to the reproduction of a copyrighted work on a website, it is best that you contact a lawyer to discuss your matter, since such a matter can encompass the copyright law of many countries.
In Canada, a Copyright owner obtains Moral rights, which protects a person's reputation or honour. Moral rights can only be waived. Even if a Copyright owner sells their copyrighted work, moral rights still remain with the original owner / author.
Copyright Does Not Protect
Copyright Law does not protect:
- Works already in the public domain.