Do you have to worry about copyrights online?

Glenn W. Peterson

Many Californian residents – potentially including you – don’t actually know a lot about copyright law. This can be an issue if you ever find yourself facing claims of copyright infringement. Fortunately, Millstone, Peterson & Watts, LLP, are well-versed in all of the nuances of copyright and can help you out, regardless of what problems you have run into.

With daily internet usage becoming so widespread, more copyright cases over intellectual properties are happening than ever before. Software developers in particular tend to run into issues with copyrighting. For example, did you know that even if you hire someone else to create work for you, they may still have ownership of the copyrights? This can put you in a bind if you’re using that copyrighted work in your own programing or project development.

You also need to be careful about what you download. Most people don’t think twice when they click to save or download a picture, song, game, or piece of art from the internet. But some of these pieces might be protected by copyright. By downloading them, you open yourself up to copyright infringement claims. Even if you weren’t aware of the copyright that you supposedly infringed upon, you could still face the subsequent financial penalties.

If you find yourself tangled up in the complex web of copyright law, don’t let yourself become overwhelmed. You can visit the link here to check out our web page on copyright laws and infringement cases. With more information at hand, it will be much easier for you to navigate the legal hurdles ahead.