In Texas, authors and publishers obtain a copyright from the U.S. Copyright Office to protect published works. The copyright gives the author full authority over the work and designates them as the owner legally. Once the copyright is filed, no one can use the materials without authorization. A local vendor provides IP protection that helps owners secure these works.
What is Copyright Infringement?
Copyright infringement is any use of materials that are protected by a copyright. The crime involves the reproduction, distribution, or display of the materials for financial gains. Perpetrators who violate the federal intellectual property laws could face hefty fines and even jail or prison sentences for the violations.
What Action is Taken Against Perpetrators?
The owner has the right to report the violators to the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The outlet in which the materials are used determines what department of the agency manages the report. For …