My Second Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Settles Out-of-Court

My second copyright infringement lawsuit just settled out-of-court before the case went to trial. As I wrote in an earlier post, the typical “my photo is on your website without permission” copyright infringement case isn’t all that valuable. In my first lawsuit—a default judgement—a judge awarded a total of $4868.70, which included statutory damages for […]

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The Reality of Statutory Damages Awards for Typical Internet-based Photograph Copyright Infringement Lawsuits

Photographers get all excited upon learning that statutory damages for copyright infringements can be as high as $150,000. However, while some copyright infringement lawsuits involving photographs do get news-worthy awards, this is the exception, not the norm, especially when it comes to Internet-based infringements. Statutory damage awards are influenced by actual damages, and let’s face it, […]

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