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colorado purhased one of our...
i sell books that i write and publish. a school district in colorado purhased one of our books on Nov. 11. On Jan. 8 the Superintendent of schools uploaded our book online where anyone in the world can download it for free,
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Customer: does the atty need paid to tell us if we have a case
JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: my queary saiid colorado
JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?
Customer: no and no I am sending a cease and desist letter on monday
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: the book has a copyright
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Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
That is a violation of your copyright. While the school can use some small segments of your book for educational purposes under fair use, they have committed a copyright infringement in uploading the book as they have done. A copyright violation is up to $150,000 per violation plus attorney's fees.
I personally would also send a DMCA takedown notice to the website provider in addition to getting yourself a local attorney and suing the school and school district for copyright infringement. Here is a sample DMCA takedown: http://icaadocs.mfah.org/icaadocs/Portals/0/Copyright/SAMPLE%20DMCA%20TAKEDOWN%20NOTICE.pdf
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