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If you find that your copyright has been violated, take the following steps to document every single piece of evidence you discover. This will be the supporting documentation your attorney uses when they write letters on your behalf, or when they represent you in court should it get that far. No attorney will represent you in a copyright infringement suit without seeing all of the evidence. Taking these steps to document and organize your evidence before consulting your attorney will speed things along. It also will save you fees because your attorney will not have to hire someone to collect and compile this information.
Discovering that your copyright has been violated generates a lot of emotions and the desire for swift reaction. Keep your calm and diligently document every piece of evidence you can gather. Having your evidence organized and knowing the fair market value of your images will prepare you to negotiate with confidence.
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