Saturday, June 01, 2013

A Cease And Desist Letter

 I have discovered too many people downloading my images and pirating my art and even my craft ideas using my art work that I have this permanent cease and desist letter in my blog so I can whip off a copy quickly to them to stop the unlawful use of my art and duplication of my products.
 If you see any of my art and it is not being sold by me e-mail me so I can stop them from using my art without my permission.

 For more info on how copyright works see:

10 Big Myths about copyright explained- by Brad Templeton
Note that this is an essay about copyright myths. It assumes you know at least what copyright is -- basically the legal exclusive right of the author of a creative work to control the copying of that work. If you didn't know that, check out my own brief introduction to copyright for more information. Click below link for more on not downloading art off the web.



Title 17 of the United States Code

Add Date
John Doe
000 Name Street
Any City USA Zip

Dear Mr. Doe:

I represent Fig Street Studio. If you are represented by legal counsel, please direct this letter to your attorney immediately and have your attorney notify us of such representation.
We are writing to notify you that your unlawful copying of and use of Fig Street Studio art works for sale by you on products you sell.  Use of these images infringes upon our client’s exclusive copyrights.  Accordingly, you are hereby directed to stop using art or craft ideas of Fig Street Studio you have copied without permission.

Fig Street Studio is the owner of a copyright in various aspects of art work sold on the web at various outlets. Downloading art off the web and using the art is unlawful. Under United States copyright law, Fig Street Studio copyrights have been in effect since the date that art or craft object was created.  All aspects of Fig Street Studio art and craft ideas are copyrighted under United States copyright law.
It has come to our attention that you have been copying art and using it on items for sale by you.  We have copies of your unlawful copies to preserve as evidence. Your actions constitute copyright infringement in violation of United States copyright laws.  Under 17 U.S.C. 504, the consequences of copyright infringement include statutory damages of between $750 and $30,000 per work, at the discretion of the court, and damages of up to $150,000 per work for willful infringement.  If you continue to engage in copyright infringement after receiving this letter, your actions will be evidence of “willful infringement.”
We demand that you immediately (A) cease and desist your unlawful copying of any and all Fig Street Studio art or crafts and (B) provide us with prompt written assurance within ten (10) days that you will cease and desist from further infringement of the copyrighted works.
If you do not comply with this cease and desist demand within this time period, Fig Street Studio is entitled to use your failure to comply as evidence of “willful infringement” and seek monetary damages and equitable relief for your copyright infringement. In the event you fail to meet this demand, please be advised that Fig Street Studio has asked us to communicate to you that it will contemplate pursuing all available legal remedies, including seeking monetary damages, injunctive relief, and an order that you pay court costs and attorney’s fees.  Your liability and exposure under such legal action could be considerable.
Before taking these steps, however, my client wished to give you one opportunity to discontinue your illegal conduct by complying with this demand within ten (10) days.  Accordingly, please sign and return a copy of this letter to us agreeing not to sell, or use Fig Street Studio art or crafts within ten (10) days to:

Jerry Kenneth Schwehm J.D.
117 N. Solomon St Suite C
New Orleans, LA 70119

If you or your attorney have any questions, please contact me directly.


Jerry Kenneth Schwehm J.D.

117 N Solomon St #C
New Orleans, LA 70119

(504) 617-6359


I, _________________________________________, agree not to sell or use the art or craft designs of Fig Street Studio immediately.

Business Name______________________________


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