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Welcome to Vondran Legal Hour. This is Attorney Steve's intellectual property & piracy law channel. Make sure to "FOLLOW" us by clicking on the button. We handle software audits, photo infringement, torrent file sharing defense, TV signal piracy and general copyright and trademark cases.

Welcome to Vondran Legal Hour. This is Attorney Steve's intellectual property & piracy law channel. Make sure to "FOLLOW" us by clicking on the button. We handle software audits, photo infringement, torrent file sharing defense, TV signal piracy and general copyright and trademark cases.
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Welcome to Vondran Legal Hour. This is Attorney Steve's intellectual property & piracy law channel. Make sure to "FOLLOW" us by clicking on the button. We handle software audits, photo infringement, torrent file sharing defense, TV signal piracy and general copyright and trademark cases.






Is your company ready for the California CCPA privacy act?

Attorney Steve® - California Privacy Insights - Need CCPA consultant? Call us. I was doing "this" before there was a "this." California has passed new data information privacy law (the CCPA) that takes effect on January 1, 2020. The law provides customers new rights to: Know what personal information is collectedKnow how that information is shared and with whomBe able to easily "opt-out" of information sharing with third partiesRight to "access" their information (ex. does your company take...


Think twice before selling counterfeit goods online on Amazon, eBay or Alibaba

Attorney Steve® - Infringement Report - Selling Counterfeit Goods Online Selling Counterfeit products on sites like Shopify, Alibaba, Amazon, Etsy or eBay can cause significant legal trouble including fines and penalties up to 2 million dollars. There could also be criminal implications if serious enough. In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve® discusses what happens when you receive a letter from a law firm (ex. Kirkpatrick Townsend) alleging infringement sales and or...


California Meet and Confer Local Rule 7-3

Attorney Steve® Civil Procedure - Meet and Confer Obligations - California Central District Rule 7-3 Is your local counsel not playing fair or by the rules? For example, they want to file a motion to dismiss a lawsuit or counterclaim (or file another motion covered under Local Rule 7-3) in the Central District Court of California? If so, the local rules say their counsel needs to "meet and confer" with you, preferably in person, to discuss the merits of the case, pro's and cons, go over...


Strike 3 Holdings DENIED early discovery in HUGE New Jersey case!

BitTorrent Litigation Updates 2019 - Motion for Early Discovery (to send ISP subpoena) DENIED!! In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve® discusses internet file-sharing cases and in particular, Strike 3 Holdings (who has filed over 3,000 lawsuits in a short amount of time) many in the Federal Courts, but also now doing something new by filing cases in Miami-Dade County Court (seeking a "Bill of Discovery") to get an internet subscribers name and identity. The Court, in this...


What happens if you destroy evidence in a copyright infringement case?

Copyright Infringement Essentials - Penalties and Sanctions for "disposing of the evidence." In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve® IP lawyer discusses what happens when you are faced with litigation and possibly receive a litigation hold letter. In these cases, you have a duty to preserve evidence and if you don't and judgment can be entered against you (in the worst form of intentional spoliation). Or, an "adverse inference" or negative jury instruction could work against...


Boxing Piracy Law Firm Calling? HANG UP THE PHONE!!!

Boxing Piracy Essentials - Step one - DON'T TALK TO THEIR ATTORNEYS ON THE PHONE. This would be your FIRST and BIGGEST mistake. In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve® discusses what happens if your bar, restaurant, club, sports bar or other establishment is accused of illegal broadcasting (or copyright infringement) of the boxing match, UFC fight or even a soccer match. Three main firms hold broadcasting rights for the bix PPV boxing matches: 1. G&G Closed Circuit Events 2....


Strike 3 suing you in Miami-Dade County Florida in "Pure Bill of Discovery?"

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC - BitTorrent Litigation Updates - California citizen sued in Florida for "Equity" in "Pure Bill of Discovery." What on earth is this? Our boutique copyright infringement law firm has seen it all, but now we are seeking something new. Strike 3 Holdings, (a prolific filer of adult ography file-sharing cases, along with Malibu Media), now appears to be filing lawsuits (not in Federal Court as has been done for a long time) but now they are filing cases in "equity" but yet...


The role of real estate EQUITY in copyright infringement settlements

Copyright Infringement Essentials - Strike 3 and Malibu Media Settlement Factors - Home Equity and HELOC's Our law firm represents many people and companies in software audit cases and Strike 3 Holdings adult ography defense. For example, if you get a demand from Bandlow Law Firm (who represents adult company Strike 3 in many copyright infringement filings in California including the Northern Southern and Central District. The most commonly asked question when we are defending these cases...


Software Audit Timelines and the problematic billable hour

Software Audit Essentials - Hiring a IP & Technology Law Firm that insists on Billable Hours It is mind-wracking when you get a letter demanding a software audit (either internal, contractual, random, or "informant-generated." The next question becomes what type of law firm do I hire? Here are the three factors I think you need to keep in mind: 1. Experienced - we have handled hundreds of audits and investigations with companies like Siemens, CNC, Solidworks, Adobe, BSA, Autodesk and others....


Attorney Steve® discusses how to do a DMCA takedown on

Copyright Essentials - DMCA Takedown - Selling Infringing Products on Amazon In this exciting episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve® discusses how to issue a DMCA copyright takedown notice if you see someone selling a product with your copyright or trademark online. Here is information about their registered agent. For help, contact us at (877) 276-5084 or visit Attorney Steve®. Copyright Agent Legal Department P.O. Box 81226 Seattle, WA 98108 Phone: (206) 266-4064 Fax:...


Facebook to create "Supreme Court" to hear content moderation appeals

Attorney Steve® Breaking IP Legal News - Facebook "Supreme Court" to launch in 2020 Introduction Many people have been complaining about having their social media posts taken down because someone flagged it as offensive or in violation of facebook, instagram (and even twitter - not covered by this new court, but possibly in the future). Other complain that it is "political correctness gone wild." Lawmakers and regulators in the United States have been taking a look at regulation wondering if...


Attorney Steve® Top 5 Tips to Avoid Software Compliance NIGHTMARES!

Software Audit Compliance Tips by Attorney Steve®, the Copyright Lawyer Introduction Having handled hundreds of software audits we have learned some very basic key tips every company should be aware of, adopt and apply in their daily business practices to avoid major software vendors like Vero software (alphacam, surfcam), Microsoft (Windows and Office and Cal's the big issues many times), CNC Mastercam (Solidworks), Siemens, VB Conversion, Autodesk (CAD) from hitting you up for high...


Beware of the software "phone home" technology

Attorney Steve® Software Audit Essentials In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour (sorry about the sound quality, thought I was using my Rode mike but wasn't), Copyright Lawyer Steve Vondran discuss three companies who use the "phone home" technology to monitor, track and catch software infringers. Is this a legal practice? The companies we discuss are Vero, Mastercam and VB Conversion. Contact a software audit defense attorney If you need help responding to a legal demand letter from a...


2019 BitTorrent Litigation Updates by Attorney Steve®

2019 Torrent Litigation Updates In this podcast, Attorney Steve® provides an overview of some things going on in the BitTorrent legal trenches following the 9th Circuit "Cobbler Nevada" case. The Cobbler court said a Plaintiff must allege "something more" than just a IP address to withstand a motion to dismiss an alleged illegal file sharing (of their adult videos) copyright infringement case. We also provide our top tips if you have receive a siubpoena notice from your ISP in regard to...


Did you get an email from Autodesk outside the United States?

Autodesk International Copyright Audits - International Updates 2019 Our firm is a leader in the United States representing companies in software license compliance. Autodesk has a global presence, for example in: 1. United Kingdom (U.K.) 2. Baltics 3. Nordics 4. Benelux 5. Ireland 6. Belgium 7. Denmark 8. Sweeden 9. Europe 10. Africa 11. Middle East They are helping architects and engineers build the future. We have helped many clients who receive emails demanding a "contractual audit"...


Attorney Steve provides 2019 real estate broker copyright liability risk areas

2019 Real Estate Broker - Copyright Liability Risk Areas In this exciting episode of "Vondran Legal Hour," Attorney Steve® California copyright lawyer and former real estate broker discusses his Top 10 legal risk areas that brokers and agents need to be thinking about in order to avoid costly copyright infringement claims. There are many tpes of digital content that real estate brokers and agents deal with everyday such as: 1. Computer fonts 2. Aerial photos 3. Remodeling photos 4. MLS...


Torrent Litigation Updates 2019 - Strike 3 dealing with the Cobbler Issue?

Attorney Steve 2019 Torrent Litigation Updates - Can Strike 3 overcome fully the effects of the Cobbler Nevada case? In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve® discusses Bittorrent lawsuits and a potentially new litigation strategy by one of the premier filer of Copyright Infringement lawsuits in the United States - Strike 3 Holdings. Malibu Media, LLC has a similar litigation model that seeks to enforce their clients adult ographic movies (ex. X-Art, Tushy, Vixen, or Blacked)...


17 U.S.C. 412 explained (copyright infringement one month rule)

Attorney Steve® Copyright Law Essentials - Getting attorney fees and statutory damages by registering your copyright AFTER you notice infringement. 17 U.S.C. 412 has been used by "copyright trolls" to justify seeking high monetary demands out of court (ex. photography tolls) even though their photos are not registered with the United States Copyright Office. But, is this the law? Attorney Steve provides a general legal overview of this code section. In short, this section is for...


Sharing software on mutiple computers can lead to HUGE infringement liability

Software Audit Essentials - Sharing Software on multiple computers, laptops, and servers (in violation of the EULA). In today's modern tech world many software publishers are embedding "phone home" beacons in their software (which is usually set forth in their EULA to avoid invasion of privacy claims). But these beacons can track usage within your company and if you are "over-installing" or sharing software to be used on multiple laptops, PC's, MACs, servers, etc. in violation of the EULA,...


NagraStar letter nagging you over satellite piracy?

Overview of Nagrastar satellite piracy letter by Attorney Steve® In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, we discuss satellite piracy and using pirate television websites and forums to purchase Dish Network proprietary codes that unlock subscription television programming. If you received a letter from Nagrastar, Dish Network, LLC, Echostar or other entity (such as an anti-piracy law firm), contact us for a free initial consultation. We offer flat rate legal fees that make it easy for you to...