Protecting photographers from copyright infringement since 1984
Professional photographers are among the most prolific producers of copyrighted materials. Because they rely so heavily on their work as a source of income, they suffer a tremendous impact when their photos are used without their permission or compensation. And with the widespread, unauthorized use of photos on the internet, the threat to their livelihoods is severe.
Nationwide photography copyright Attorney Dana LeJune understands photographers’ needs and how to use the U.S. Copyright Act to protect them when their creations are appropriated.
He has nearly 30 years of experience proving photography copyright infringement, and has handled a number of complex cases. His results and the reputation he has earned among clients demonstrate the breadth of his expertise.
A photo copyright is violated when someone copies, distributes or displays a copyrighted image without the permission of the copyright owner. A photo is copyrighted the moment it is taken and saved to a hard drive.
As with any copyright infringement, proving photographic infringement requires proving ownership of a copyrighted image and proof of copying. Copying may be obvious, or it may be shown by indirect evidence that demonstrates the infringer had access to the original work and the new creation is substantially similar to the copyrighted work.
For additional information please see our Frequently Asked Questions About Copyright Infringement.
Nationwide photography copyright infringement lawyer you can trust
At LeJune Law Firm, you meet directly, every time, with the 28-year-experienced, board certified trial lawyer you hired. The firm pledges to provide effective legal services promptly and efficiently, while always maintaining the highest ethical standards and professional integrity.
Because jurisdiction of copyright cases is exclusive to federal court, even though the LeJune Law Firm is based in Houston, Texas, you can avail yourself of Dana LeJune’s litigation acumen regardless of where you are, and regardless of where the case must be filed. Additionally, because you do not pay any fees until and unless there is money recovered (by settlement or verdict), the contingent fee arrangement is almost always more cost-effective for the client. Contact LeJune Law Firm online or at 713-489-6476.