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SPI 307: Copyright Infringement and DMCA (with my Attorney)

SPI 307: Copyright Infringement and DMCA (with my Attorney)

By Pat Flynn on

What if someone copied your written content, online course, or digital products, and used them to make money? What would you do? How would you respond? This happens to me all the time, but it doesn’t have to weigh you down, and it doesn’t have to be difficult to respond. That’s why I invited Richard Chapo from onto the show, my attorney of almost a decade, to answer these questions and give you practical strategies for responding to copyright infringement.

This happens all the time; you may even be dealing with this right now. But even if you’ve never run into these issues, please listen closely. Stealing other people’s work on the internet is so easy these days, and it’s important to know how to handle these cases. It could easily happen to you, and once you reach a certain level with your business, it almost certainly will.

Richard will be talking specifically about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA): what that is and how to use it to your benefit if someone’s using your content without permission. He’ll also be talking about how to protect your site if you allow users to post to it. Throughout the episode, we’ll be referring to real-life examples from my own experiences.

Richard and I get a little technical, but he always does a great job of explaining things in a way that’s easy to understand. As always, you can refer to the transcript for today’s episode by clicking below, and I highly recommend taking notes. The strategies Richard outlines could be the arsenal that you need to protect and defend your online business in the future.

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Special thanks to Richard Chapo for joining me this week. Until next time!

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