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When we issue a Retrospective Copyright License on your behalf, the amount the perpetrator has to pay consists of our costs, fees and expenses plus a License Fee that is paid to you on the successful conclusion of the case.
The license is 'retrospective' because it allows 12 months use of the content, finishing on the day that we issue the license i.e. it is back dated.
We issue Retrospective License Agreements when we know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that should the case proceed to litigation and prosecution in a court of law, then there is no prospect of losing.
We always advise perpetrators to contact a solicitor, lawyer, or attorney for advice on how to proceed, but if they do so, they will get sucked in to a hopeless spiral of legal fees with no prospect of a winning outcome.
Should the case be legally contested, the perpetrator, at a minimum will face fees and costs in the thousands. In a recent landmark case, freelance photographer Daniel Morel, was awarded a total of $1.2m (£740,000) for copyright infringement by picture agencies that had stolen his pictures from Twitter.
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Issuing Retrospective Licenses works well when website content has been copied extensively, sometimes in its entirety. It also works particularly well when photos or graphics have been stolen.
They key issue is not that the content has been stolen, it is one of proving ownership of the material. Fill out the form and we will consider the merits of each case, and then decide whether or not to proceed
Fill out the form on the page to start the process. On receipt, we will look at the evidence for stolen content, infringement and the issue of copyright ownership. We will then inform you whether or not we think that sending out a Retrospective Licence Agreement is a viable prospect.
This is a tried and tested strategy we have successfully used many times over the years to combat copyright theft. We have used it in cases where entire websites have been copied, as well as in cases where just a single graphic has been stolen.
It is only fair that someone who is profiting from your creative output and hard work should be made to pay.
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The Copyright Bank provides the best independent third party evidence of website ownership from the date of registration. It is undisputable proof of ownership. This service is used and trusted by thousands of website business worldwide.
Website Removal of Copyrighted Material
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA, was formed to combat the problem of breach of copyright and is effective world wide.
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Using the DMCA on behalf of our clients, we can get copyrighted material removed from offending websites both quickly and cheaply. In a large proportion of cases, the offending website is completely taken down by the hosting company, never to be seen again.
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