Cease-and-Desist Letter


By Andrew Hudson Published: August 13, 2012 Updated: January 9, 2017

The first action against copyright infringement is often a cease-and-desist letter. This is a written demand, usually sent by a lawyer, for the recipient to stop an activity (cease) and not do it in the future (desist), otherwise more severe legal actions will result.

For more information, see:

  • >Jack Daniel’ss Cease-and-Desist Letter Goes Viral for Being Exceedingly Polite by ABA Journal — “may well go down as the most polite, encouraging and empathetic cease-and-desist letter ever to be sent in the history of lawyers and humanity.” according to the Atlantic (2012/07).
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