We will handle a copyright enforcement case for you for free. No strings attached. You keep 100% of the money we recover. We just want the opportunity to show you how good we are at protecting your work.
Higbee & Associates is national law firm that is passionate about helping creative professionals protect their livelihood. We have handled hundreds of copyright cases and have earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau for 8 straight years.
We want to help you stop people from taking your work without paying for it. Just show us a case where someone is using your work without permission and we will get them to stop using it and get you paid for what was used.
Yes, we said free and we mean it. You pay nothing and you keep all the money that is recovered. We will even take the case if the image has not yet been registered with the US Copyright Office. No case is too big or too small.
We will handle the case in an efficient manner in which you can be proud. We treat everyone with respect and present reasonable offers in hopes of finding a fair resolution that saves everyone the cost and stress of litigation. However, we are a law firm and if litigation is needed, we can do that too.
Ready to start? Have questions? Just give us a call at (800) 860-2781 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- This offer is only available to those who received an invitation from Higbee & Associates
- Invitation is good for 90 days from the date that it was sent
- You must provide a screenshot that shows the image being used online or on a product
- The alleged infringer must be in the United States
- You must be able to prove ownership of the image
- This offer only covers pre-litigation negotiation and removal (not filing a lawsuit)
- We reserve the right to reject a case for any reason, such as contact information for the infringer is not available, there is a conflict of interest or there is reason to believe that the use may be protected.
- One case per person.
If you decided to use us in the future, most cases will be handled on a contingency basis on a mutually agreeable rate (typically we get between 25% to 45% of the settlement depending on the case).
What is Copyright and what can be protected?
Copyright is a legal form of exclusive protection for authors of published and unpublished tangible expressions of work. Examples of protected works may include those that are literary, musical, dramatic, choreographic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, audio visuals, motion pictures, sound recordings, and architectural. Copyright protection is applicable to original work and compilations and derivative works to the extent that protection is available on the material contributed by the author, and not the preexisting material of the work.
What types of work will not be protected?
Works that will not be protected include those that are intangible, such as ideas, procedures, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, discovery, regardless of whether any of the above is expressed through tangible means. Additionally, any work by the United States Government is not protected under copyrights law, except for the copyrights transferred to it by assignment, bequest, or otherwise.
How long will a copyright protection last?
In general, copyright protection exists throughout the lifetime of the author, plus 70 years after the author’s death.
Why are copyrights necessary?
To protect an exclusive ownership right, copyrighting a work prevents others from reproducing, distributing, and preparing derivatives of the work. It also prevents others from performing and displaying the copyrighted work publicly without permission.
Who may assert copyright protection?
Authors of an original tangible work, whether it is published or unpublished, are entitled to exclusive use, with a few limited exceptions. United States is a party to the Berne Convention and will protect domestic and foreign authors of nationals from a treaty-member country.
How are infringement damages assessed?
Authors are given the option to seek either actual damages or statutory damages. Actual damage can be recovered if the author can show that the infringer profited from the illegal use of the authored work. The author is only required to present proof of the infringer’s gross revenue to establish a causal connection between the infringed work and alleged profits. Alternatively, any time before judgment is rendered, the author may elect to seek statutory damages. If the infringement is unintentional, the court has the discretion to award anywhere between $750.00 to $30,000.00. If the author successfully proves that the infringement was committed willfully, the court has discretion to award the author up to $150,000.