EXPLANATION AND GUIDE Form: Purpose: Notice of Infringement of Copyrighted Work (Form 16.9) This is a sample letter notifying a party of an infringement of a copyrighted work with a demand for an explanation.
Certified Mail/Return Receipt Requested
________________________ ________________________ ________________________ Re: Infringement of Copyrighted Materials
Dear ______________: It has come to our attention that you have infringed our copyright protected work. This infringement consists of ___________________________________, which used our following copyrighted materials: ___________________________. Your actions unlawfully misappropriates and misuses our original and creative work and deprives us of the benefits, privileges, and profits from the exclusive use of our copyrighted work. We have not authorized your use of our works for your commercial purposes and, therefore, as the copyright owner, we demand that you immediately cease and desist from using and from permitting any third party to use this work. We are hereby demanding an explanation of this matter. Please contact the undersigned immediately at (____) _______-_______ so we can resolve this matter. If we do not hear from you within ten days from the date of this letter, we will be forced to pursue further action against you. Sincerely,
[Copyright Owner] By: ____________________________ Title: ___________________________