What should you do if your copyrighted work has been infringed? What if a competitor is using your trademark without your permission? What should you do when someone has plagiarized a Fair Use portion of your work with no credit attribution? Below are sample links to some sites which address these situations.

Infringement Reaction

American Society of Media Photographers: What to Do If Your Work Is Infringed
http://asmp.org/tutorials/enforcing-your-rights.html

Graphic Artist Guild: If You Want To Sue for Copyright Infringement by Lee Wilson
https://www.graphicartistsguild.org/tools_resources/if-you-want-to-sue

Nolo: Enforcing Your Trademark Rights
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/enforcing-trademark-rights-29902.html

U.S. Copyright Office: Circular 92 – Copyright Infringement and Remedies
http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html

U.S. Copyright Office: Stopping Copyright Infringement
http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-infringement.html


Cease and Desist Letter Templates

Cornell University Law School: Cease and Desist Letter
http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/cease_and_desist_letter

eHow: How to Write Cease and Desist Letters to Stop Copyright Infringement
http://www.ehow.com/how_5099146_write-letters-stop-copyright-infringement.html

JD Supra Law News: Cease & Desist Letter – Trademark Infringement
http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/cease-and-desist-letter-trademark-infr-71225/

National School Supply and Equipment Association: Copyright Infringement Sample Letter
http://www.nssea.org/resources/copyright_infringement_letter.cfm

Plagiarism Today: Stock Letters (Cease and Desist, DMCA Notice, etc.)
http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/stock-letters/  

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