Letter of claim—peer-to-peer copyright infringement
Letter of claim—peer-to-peer copyright infringement

The following IP guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Letter of claim—peer-to-peer copyright infringement
  • [Name of client]
  • The copyright work(s)
  • Acts of infringement
  • Next Steps
  • The Schedule

Letter of claim

[Alleged infringer’s name and address]


Dear [insert organisation name]

Copyright infringement: [Name and description of copyright works]

We are writing on behalf of [name and address of client] (‘our client’). We are writing to you about your activities and actions, which amount to an infringement of our client’s copyright.

[Name of client]

Our client operates in [describe: the computer games industry; what the copyright owner does; who in the company produces the copyright works, if relevant, how they are employed and what the copyright work is. Define or give the name of the copyright work]. Our client is the [owner OR owner-assignee OR non-exclusive licensee OR exclusive licensee] of copyright in the copyright work, a copy of which is available for inspection at our offices on request. [In accordance with section 11(2) of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988), our client owns the copyright subsisting in the copyright work because it is the employer of the person who produced the copyright work.]

The copyright work(s)

Our client’s [insert defined copyright work] is protected by law as original [literary AND/OR artistic] works under section [3(1)(b) AND/OR 4(1)(a)] of the CDPA 1988.