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This is a husband and wife podcast dealing with their struggles, triumphs, insights, and stories from the legal trenches.






Top 5 Myths in Photo Infringement Cases by Attorney Steve®

Attorney Steve® photo infringement essentials - top 5 myths to know In this exicting episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve® discusses the top 5 myths when responding to photo infringement letters. For example, are all pictures found on the internet in the public domain? Will I be sued if I only used one photo? Do I have a "fair use" defense if the use was not for commercial profit. These and other important topics are covered. If you received a legal demand letter from companies like...


Siemens PLM Software files new mass lawsuit in Houston Texas

Attorney Steve® Discusses New Siemens Lawsuit filed in Southern District of Texas In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, we discuss case# 4:18-cv-02344 ffiled in the federal court in Texas. The lawsuit alleges willful and intentional copyright infringement of Siermens Product Lifecycle Management ("PLM") software including NX9, NX10, NX11, Solide Edge, Femap, and NX Nastran. Their prodcucts cover the field of The lawsuit was filed by the law firm of Reed Smith and was filed on July 9, 2018....


Posting copyright videos on facebook can lead to jail time?

Attorney Steve® Copyright Infringement Essentials - posting copyrighted movies on social media In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, we discuss a California federal case from the Central District dealing with a man who posted the Deadpool video (without permission or authorization) on facebook and despite being warned by other users, ended up being investigated by the FBI and indicted by the DOJ. He ultimately pled guilty to a misdemeanor. This is a callout to all parents and teachers to...


The single most important question to ask in photo infringement cases

The Photo Lawyer™ In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour Attorney Steve® discusses photo infringement demand letters and the single most important question you can ask if you are being asked to pay hundreds, or even thousands of dollars for using a photo for commercial (or even non-commercial uses) without a photographers consent, permission or license. One firm famous for these collection cases is Higbee & Associates out of Santa, Ana, California. We offer $150 consultations to discuss...


Innocent Copyright Infringement Explained

http://www.ThePhotoAttorney.com Attorney Steve® dicsusses the difference between williful and innocent copyright infringement. If you need a California lawyer to help you recover in a photo infringement case call us at (877) 276-5084. We can help recover, usually on a contingency fee basis, for wrongful theft of your illustrations, drawings, vectors, photgraphs, art, videos, music and other creative content. Steve Vondran, Esq.


The #1 Blunder officers and directors can make in Software Audits

Attorney Steve® Software Audit Essentials - The #! Blunder you can make as an officer or director of a company responding to a BSA, SIIA or other software audit demand letter In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, we discuss the problem of DISLCOSING ALL YOUR SOFTWARE INSTALLATIONS without being protected by legal counsel. In the business of online software infringement, being honest will not likely take you anywehere other than facing a maximum settlement demand. Before you ever disclose a...


Attorney Steve's "FOUR T'S" of copyright fair use defense!

Attorney Steve® Copyright Law Essentials - The RIght of Fair Use! In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, we discuss the RIGHT of fair use of copyrighted content and Attorney Steve explains the "Four T's" which help you assert, exercise and protect your legal right and raise your defense if sued in a federal court, or facing a DMCA takedown action on video websites such as Youtube. For more information, you can watch this helpful video on Youtube Fair Use Tips. Find us on our corporate...


How to prove trademark infringement in 9th Circuit

Attorney Steve Trademark College™ - How to prove consumer confusion for trademark infringement. In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve® discusses what a Plaintiff needs to prove to show trademark infrinfgement (consumer confusion). For a free consultation if you are involved in a trademark or copyright infrinfgemen matter call us at (877) 276-5084. For more information go to Vondran Legal California trademark law


Is Malibu Media being honest about its settlement procedures?

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC says it is not interested in making money in Torrent lawsuits being filed in masse across the United States In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve addresses extrajudical statements being made (while active lawsuits are pending across the U.S.) in major press such as the Miami Helard. In this show, Attorney Steve seeks to give his opinion and his point of view regarding the settlement practices of Strike 3 (we have handled a bunch of these cases and have...


What are the damages and penalties for Trademark Counterfeit?

TrademarkCollege.com - The Business of Trademarks! Attorney Steve Vondran discusses penalties for sellling and distributing counterfeit goods in the United States under Federal trademark law. Penalites can include treble damages, pre-juudgment interest, and statutory damages from $1,000 to two-million dollars per counterfeitted mark. When someone is selling counterfeit goods, a Plaintiff has an election of choosing actual damages (plus attorney fees for "exceptional cases") or seeking...


The law school case that changed my life - R v. Stephens and Dudley

The Law School Decision Many people have watched my video "SHOULD I GO TO LAW SCHOOL." I get a lot of questions from a lot of people on this topic. Here is a podcast that I wanted to share about one of the first law cases I ever studied (R. v. Dudley and Stevens) and how this triggered my passion for learning, thinking and wanting to be a lawyer. It's a simple story, but it may provide some insight to whether or not graduate school to get your JD is going to be worth it, or even interesting...


Bill Cosby Retrial - Day 2

Billy Cosby Trial - Legal Coverage and Analysis by Attorney Steve civil litigation attorney. In this epsiode of Vondran Legal Hour we discuss blue pills, qualludes, and status updates in the Bill Cosby ("America's Dad") trial. To follow the comments on our Legal Youtube Channel go here: https://youtu.be/UhKom0cuZn0 Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to our popular channel which now has over 6,300 subscribers and approaching ONE MILLION VIDEO VIEWS! - Attorney Steve -


Malibu Media facing abuse of process claims in New Jersey Federal Court

AttorneySteve.com - Vondran Legal Hour [April 2018 Law updates] Our firm is a leader in the area of copyright defense raised by illegal file sharing on the internet (peer to peer) and this podcast discusses an abuse of process counterclaim brought by one Defendant when he was personally named in the lawsuit and not the actual subscriber (a company). Attorney Steve discusses the tort of abuse of process (which is a creature or state law). Penalties for Abuse of Process torts can range from...


Bill Cosby Trial - Day 1 [#TheVerdictNation]

In this episode of Verdict Nation Attorney Steve discusses the following: 1. Overview of the Bill Cosby Trial 2. New defense strageies 3. New defense lawyer 4. The impact of the #MeToo movement on the the case 5. Voir dire - impartiality of the jurors (racial make up of the jurors) 6. Criminal burden of proof - beyond a reasonable doubt 7. The federal civil deposition of Andra Constand 8. "America's Dad" - Actor and comendian from the Bill Cosby Show (Dr. Clifford Huxtable) 9. Consensual sex...


Copyright Theft of Idea cases overview by Attorney Steve

Copyright Theft of Idea Cases Welcome to another exciting episode of Vondran Legal Hour! This episode deals with theft of intellectual property, and more specifically, copyright infringement of a book idea, screenplay, or other creative work. Proving Copyright Infringement A Plaintiff in a copyright infringement action must allege and prove: 1. Ownership of a copyrighted work (ex. music, film, lyrics, screenplay, reality show concept) 2. Defendant had "access" to the copyrighted work 3....


Vondran Legal Hour Weekly Wrapup with Frontline Lisee

AttorneySteve.com - The First Name in Legal Services Welcome back - yes you can share our podcast on your social media networks. Introduction In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve discusses corporate monitoring and software audits, kiling in the courts, shocking a criminal, the loss of first amendment with an insult law and more. For more information Call us at (877) 276-5084


Should you use corporate counsel for BSA software audits?

Business Software Alliance ("BSA") software compliance audits - should you use your corporate counsel? Introduction In this video, software infringement Attorney Steve Vondran discusses whether or not you should hire a boutique intellectual property law firm to handle your BSA software alliance audit, or go with your own in-house legal counsel. When your company faces huge liability (sometimes in the high hundreds of thousands of dollars - yes, that's right) you need experienced legal...


What things cannot be Copyrighted?

Copyright Registration - What can be copyrighted and what cannot introduction In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve the Copyright Infringement Lawyer discusses what CAN be copyrighted by the U.S. Copyright Office, and what types of things are not likely to lead to a registrable trademark. This is general legal information only and not legal advice. Resources 1. United States Copyright Office 2. Defenses to Coypright infringement 3. Copyright Infringement Damages


Cannot settle BSA software audit? What will federal court litigation look like?

Software Audit Essentials - what if you cannot settle the audit case? If you cannot get your BSA, Autodesk, Vero, SIIA or Adobe audit case settled on fair and reasonable terms (we have seen demands in the mid to low six figures that many companies simply cannot afford) you may end up in a federal district court litigation. This can raise many questions for both small and large companies. Copyright 2017 - The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C. Introduction When you cannot get your sofware...


Vegas Shooting Lawsuit Filed in Nevada

Civil Litigation 2017 Updates - Mandalay Bay and MGM (as well as others) sued in Las Vegas Complaint In this exciting episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve discusses the lawsuit filed in October against the Estate of Stephen Paddock, and the manufacturer of the bump stock device that was allegedly involved in the shooting, along with negligence claims against MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay, where the shootings were alleged to have occurred on the 32nd Floor. Legal theories discussed...