for Internet Users
If you have been sued, or have received a subpoena, letter or other
notification regarding alleged copyright infringement, the following steps
Investigate whether any
unauthorized activities are occurring on your computer. Consumers should
not reproduce copyrighted material without authorization or a legal right
of fair use.
Contact an attorney for legal assistance.
If you do not have an attorney familiar with copyright laws as they relate
to the Internet, there is a
list of attorneys on this site.
If you believe you are innocent of the alleged
copyright infractions, or to report any suspicious or abusive subpoenas you have
received to the
database being compiled by ChillingEffects.Org
- Let lawmakers know how you feel about these invasions of your privacy.
Speak out by joining public interest groups or using their legislative
action centers. One place to start is by
joining the EFF.
- If you feel you may be at risk, please read
How to Not Get Sued by the RIAA for File Sharing.