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Piracy & CopyrightMeet the team
DPP Law is home to a team of experienced and highly qualified piracy solicitors and copyright infringement solicitors who have a thorough understanding of all aspects of copyright law and anti-piracy procedures.
They will look through your records to find out which of your practices may have caused suspicion, help you in any dealings with investigating officers and assist you in building a strong defence.
While the illegal distribution of copyrighted material has long been a concern of law enforcement officials, the advent of the internet and the subsequent development of illegal streaming platforms has resulted in a considerable government crackdown and severe penalties for copyright infringement and piracy.
Due to the complexity of copyright law, it is possible to commit numerous types of copyright infringement without being aware that you are breaching regulations at all.
Contacting piracy & copyright solicitors will allow you to access vital advice that will help in the improvement of your preventative processes, as well as high quality representation should you find yourself facing penalties for piracy.
If you investigated for piracy, it may be because you are suspected of:
- Intellectual property theft
- Copyright theft
- Cyber crime
- Illegal duplication, sale or distribution of copyrighted material
- Patent infringement
Your misstep may have been as simple as a failure to correctly cite the source of material you have shared, but however simple the mistake in question, making contact with expert piracy & copyright solicitors is highly recommended.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the punishment for piracy?
Piracy is currently punishable for up to 10 years in prison or an unlimited fine.
What types of information are protected by copyright laws?
The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 states that original literary, dramatic and musical works, databases of independent works, data or other materials, artistic works, sound recordings, films, satellite or cable broadcast material and the typographical arrangement of a published edition of a literary, dramatic or musical work are all covered by copyright law.
What is the maximum penalty for copyright infringement?
You may face a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison or an unlimited fine if you are found guilty of copyright infringement by the Crown Court. The severity of your punishment will be determined by the nature of the offence, but even minor failings can be punishable by a considerable fine, which is why it is vital to be represented by expert piracy solicitors.
You should never engage with investigators without advice from piracy & copyright solicitors. Contact DPP Law’s expert copyright infringement solicitors and piracy solicitors immediately if you are being investigated for breaches of copyright law.