If you produce a literary, scientific or artistic work, you can claim the copyright straight away. As the creator/owner of a copyright-protected work you can accuse others of infringement if they use your work without your permission and do not fall within the scope of a legal exception. In most cases a first warning (a cease and desist letter) is sent to the potential infringer with the help of a legal advisor. In this letter the potential infringer is informed of your rights and requested to stop the infringement. Often a settlement can be reached between you and the potential infringer. In some cases, a court judgement will be necessary.
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