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Single mom’s life turned upside down by costly Internet mistake

By November 9, 2010Website Lawyer

copyright infringementCopyright Infringement Destroys Lives

There’s a single mom with four kids who just got nailed for $1.5 million for songs she illegally downloaded online. As an Internet marketer, I’m appalled. As a Web lawyer, I know that’s the law at work (fair or not) and it’s best to recognize instead of fight reality.

The music industry is “only” going to get $62,500 per song she downloaded (actually, jack squat because she doesn’t have it). Under copyright laws, they could have been awarded up to a 150,000 per song.

This woman’s life has been ruined. She’s been dragged through the court system and will probably end up in bankruptcy because of copyright infringement.

Do You Have The Bucks to Pay For Copyright Infringement?

What would you do in her shoes?

As a website owner, how do you handle claims of copyright infringement? Got that type of moolah sitting in your spare change jar?

Reduce Your Copyright Infringement Liability Exposure

Long before the Internet existed, Benjamin Franklin talked about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure. That’s true today. Protect yourself so you’re not worrying after-the-fact about how much you owe and whether you can afford the damages for copyright infringement.

To your online success!

-Mike the Web lawyer

P.S. If you can’t afford to pay thousands to an Internet lawyer, Website Legal Forms Generator Gold software is an affordable way to reduce your potential liability, including a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notice and a special report on how to designate a copyright agent for your website. Don’t take copyright infringement risks lightly because you can’t afford to.

Mike Young, Esq.

Author Mike Young, Esq.

Mike Young has been practicing business and technology law since 1994 and is an angel investor in startups. He's been an entrepreneur since 1988. To get legal help from Attorney Young, click here now or call 214-546-4247 to schedule a phone consultation.

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