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Intellectual Property Theft

San Francisco Copyright Infringement Attorneys

Copyright Violations and Downloading Defense

Many laws govern the protection of intellectual property. With easy access to the Internet, many individuals have been accused of theft of intellectual property. It is logistically impossible for the government to prosecute every copyright infringement or other types of intellectual property theft. However, you need legal advice to avoid being used as a scapegoat for what many individuals see as harmless downloads, but what business owners and the government see as theft.

If you have been charged with illegal downloading or other intellectual property theft, contact an experienced defense lawyer.

Call Scott Sugarman and Chris Cannon at 415-362-6252.

At the law firm of Sugarman & Cannon, our attorneys are among the few who defend people charged with online theft of intellectual property. We defend people charged with illegal downloading of music, video and text. We have observed that even though many people download material from the Internet, those who are prosecuted are often individuals and organizations with a high-speed connection that allows them to assemble large packages of electronic content.

Seek Legal Counsel Immediately … Protect Yourself

Our attorneys caution people who believe they are the target of an investigation into online copyright infringement to seek legal counsel right away. It is possible to protect yourself and avoid being charged. Even if you are charged, being prepared can make a difference in the charges, the outcome and the penalties.

Defending Against All Types of Copyright Infringement Charges

Our attorneys handle all other types of intellectual property charges. We undertake cases involving print and graphic materials as well as charges of unauthorized copying and selling of DVDs, videos, CDs, and other print and digital items. We have defended individuals and businesses, including file-sharing Web sites, in copyright infringement matters.

If you have been charged with or are being investigated for copyright infringement of any kind, we invite you to call to discuss your situation. Contact Sugarman & Cannon at 415-362-6252 to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer.