Legal Clinic: I need justice for my stolen work

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I am a writer, and I recently came across one of my articles on a reputable website bearing the name of someone else. 

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What you need to know:

  • The law concerning this kind of discourse is known as Intellectual Property Law, which gives people four forms of rights, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and industrial designs.
  • In your case, we will speak to the concept of copyrights.
  • These are legal rights created by the law of the country to give creators of original work exclusive rights to use, distribute, and receive compensation owing intellectual effort for a given period of time, for as long as such works have been put into a written or material format.
  • In your case, infringement seems to have occurred, as authorship of the original works is claimed by another person.

Hello Eric,
Thank you for the good work on legal matters. I am a writer, and I recently came across one of my articles on a reputable website bearing the name of someone else. I was quite disturbed by it because it takes a lot of effort to write, and I wanted to be acknowledged and compensated. What steps can one take?

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