What To Do When Minors Infringe . . .
As noted in my previous blog, minors don't have the capacity to contract. But you may be able to sue them. While copyright infringement cases are filed in federal court, federal courts will look to the state law where the minors live to determine whether you can hold them responsible for their infringing activities. The courts usually will appoint guardians to represent the minors.
While you may not want to prosecute little Susie for using your photo of a koala bear as her screen saver, you may get a little peeved when you find little Johnny selling t-shirts with a silk-screened copy of your grizzly bear photo.
Take my advice; get professional help.
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