Who should I call for an intellectual property issue?
5 attorney answers
You should take to an IP attorney who specializes in copyright issues. Your options range from demand letters, to DMCA takedown requests, to cease and desist letters, depending on the circumstances.
How is the video being distributed - online or physical copies? Did you have a contract with whoever "stole" it?
Since copyright is federal law, you can likely use counsel located anywhere in the country.
I would recommend you find an experience legal professional specializing in Intellectual Property, specifically infringement matters.
The Asker made an instructional video which is likely a copyright interest. The video is being sold and the Asker is not being paid. However, the video may also have been stolen. There is likely not contract between the Asker and anyone suggesting payments due to the Asker. The Asker should see Intellectual Property counsel for assistance. There are several issues which must be clarified.
My comments have been made without discussion. An attorney client relationship has not been established. There may be conflicts which prohibit my providing you with specific legal guidance. Any contact with you beyond these few general words will start with a disclosure of opposing parties so that a conflict check can be made. You should discuss with an attorney.
You should seek the help of an experienced attorney in your local area. You should ensure that they have the right background to help you. This would include contract law and copyright law, at a minimum.
This answer is not intended to be legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship. All information posted is for educational purposes only and may not be applicable to any specific person or situation.
I would be more than happy to help. Please email me your situation and any verbal or written agreements that you made, and we will see what we can do. I can even meet you in Walterboro to discuss.