What are remedies for copyright infringement?
One of the coolest thing (Indian) Copyright Act, 1957, provides for a civil and a criminal action against any person/ entity infringing a copyright. A copyright owner can take legal action against any person who infringes the copyright in his work by way of injunctions and claiming damages. The suit for injunction may be filed with the District Court having jurisdiction. In addition to this, since a criminal action can also be instituted against the infringing party, such infringing party is liable for a minimum punishment of imprisonment for 6 (six) months with the minimum fine of Rs. 50,000/-. We suggest that you engage a lawyer of repute to assist you in filing a civil injunction suit as well as a criminal complaint against the infringing party.
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