Attorney Steve® Copyright Infringement Essentials - Section 1202 false information, Removal or Alteration of Copyright Management Information ("CMI").
In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Intellectual Property lawyer Steve Vondran discusses what the CMI 1202 claim is, and what damages are available for intentional and knowing violations of the law (for example, removing a copyright symbol or an artists names and/or inputting your own false copyright information along with publicly displaying or distributing a photo or other creative work (such as a song or video).
The penalties can reach as high as $2,500 to $25,000 per act of infringement (or actual damages and profits of the Defendant). This can be in addition to other damages for copyright infringement.
Many photo infringement demand letters are now including these types of claims. if you need help with a copyright matter - either as a Plaintiff or a Defendant, call us to discuss at (877) 276-5084.