Free Copyright Cease and Desist Letter

This Copyright Cease and Desist Letter is from an owner of a copyright to an individual who is infringing on the owner’s copyrighted work. This letter sets out the specific work and title of the work that is identical and infringing. This Copyright Cease and Desist Letter demands that use of the infringing work be ceased immediately. It also sets out further remedies which will be taken if infringement is not ceased.

Disclaimer:This was not drafted by an attorney & should not be used as a legal document.


Date: ____________________
To: ______________________

Dear ___________________,
It has come to our notice that you have made an unauthorized use of the following copyrighted work: ____________________________________________________ (the "Work"). Your work entitled _______________________________________ is in essence identical to the Work and it clearly demonstrates that our Work is used as its basis. The following are the few examples: _____________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________
We own all rights and interests in the Work and you have neither asked for nor received any license or permission to use the Work as the basis of your work. As such, we believe you have willfully infringed our copy rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages.
We hereby demand that you immediately cease the use and distribution of all infringing works derived from the Work, and that you deliver all unused, undistributed copies of same, or destroy such copies immediately and that you desist from this or any other infringement of our rights in the future.
If you do not respond to this letter indicating that you have fully complied with these requirements within _______________________ days, I shall take further action against you.
Very truly yours,

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