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The internet - filesharing and copyright

This section explains your rights when using other people's materials, and what to do if you have been accused of illegally downloading or filesharing material.

What to do if you're accused of copyright infringement

What to do if you receive a letter accusing you of copyright infringement relating to illegal filesharing.

How to respond if you deny the claim of copyright infringement

Denying a claim of copyright infringement related to illegal filesharing.

How to respond if you admit to the copyright infringement

Admitting to copyright infringement related to illegal filesharing.

Calculating financial compensation for online copyright infringement

Calculating financial compensation for copyright infringement related to illegal filesharing.

Additional costs and damages that may be claimed for online copyright infringement

Additional costs and damages for copyright infringement related to illegal filesharing.

If your claim for copyright infringement goes to court

What to do if you are taken to court for copyright infringement related to illegal filesharing.

If a copyright owner or their agent is threatening or pressuring you to pay compensation

What to do if a copyright owner or their agent is putting you under pressure to pay compensation for copyright infringement related to illegal filesharing.