Creative works and intellectual property are usually born from passion. Often, the creators of these works like to share them with other people. Today’s digital technology makes this kind of sharing easier than ever, but it may also leave creative works at risk of copyright infringement. On the other hand, there are times when two or more individuals may have the same basic idea, resulting in creative works that seem quite similar.
While some unscrupulous individuals will blatantly steal another’s work and claim it as his or her own, most cases of copyright infringement occur by accident. Further, sometimes these alleged infringements were found not to have occurred at all. You have probably heard about such cases in the news when one musician attempts to sue another over stolen works, but the matter is either dropped altogether or a court finds no infringement occurred.
As the world delves ever deeper into the instantaneous world of online media, more and more copyright infringement cases will likely be seen. Many people do not worry much if they are alleged to have infringed on another person’s right to their creative works, but this could be a mistake. Any accusation of illegal activity can turn serious at a moment’s notice and those who have been accused should work to protect themselves from such allegations.
Fortunately, there are advocates right here in Wisconsin who can help those accused of copyright infringement. These advocates are familiar with the laws that govern white collar crime and are ready to go all the way to the courtroom if necessary to protect your good name. These advocates are criminal defense attorneys with experience defending those accused of white collar crimes. Read more about the law by visiting the law firm of Kohn, Smith, Roth online.