Copyright infringement matters
I have a copyright infringement matter and have written and sent a letter of demand to two different infringers who have used my copyrigted material … I require advice to see if all is correct in the Letters of Demand and how should I proceed further as Criminal charges if they do not respond to my demands.
Hello Shaun. Please send a copy of your letter of demand for perusal to email@example.com. From there you can get a lawyer to issue a summons for civil action to be taken for copyright infringement. The court can order a seizure of the material, an interdict preventing further infringement or even award damages.
Criminal charges ( rare ) may be laid at a police station near where the infringer lives. Punishment on conviction for a first offender is a maximum fine of 5000 rand or up to 3 years imprisonment.