Coutesty of Wella

Warning: Intellectual Property Theft Case Study

Virtualhaircare v Gorjess.com and Susan D Keeley of Kent Seattle USA

What did they do? Copied 46 of our pages, stripped them of our company name and published them lock stock and barrel next to their hair products online shop.

How did we find out? We audit the internet every month for IP theft using special software.

What did we do about it? Took on Seattle law firm to prosecute and claim $US20 400 in damages.

The Crime? Violation of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S. Code § 501,17 U.S. Code §§ 502 and 504. Actions constituting criminal activity under the U.S. Copyright Act, see 17 U.S. Code § 506, possible fine and imprisonment up to five years.

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