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Carin Dorman
Drafting a Copyright Complaint
« on: Jan 5th, 2006, 11:48am »
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Hi, i'm an atty in Alabama.  I have NEVER done any type of copyrght law AT ALL.  My boss has asked me to draft a complaint on behalf of a musician who recently found out that a company out of Europe has made CDs of his music and sold same w/out notifying him or paying any royalties.  
Does anyone have a sample complaint that they would e mail me for some guidance?
Any other suggestions on where to find some guidance on this matter are greatly appreciated.  
cdorman at butlerpappas dot com
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Re: Drafting a Copyright Complaint
« Reply #1 on: Jan 5th, 2006, 8:41pm »
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You may want to take a look at these copyright complaints. They should at least get you started. The links are below:
FRCivP Form 17 (under old Copyright Act),pdf.pdf
Keep in mind to follow local court rules when drafting a complaint.
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Re: Drafting a Copyright Complaint
« Reply #2 on: Jan 9th, 2006, 9:20am »
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You can also hop on Westlaw, find a fairly recent case that is on point, and then pull the complaint from PACER.
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