The Settlement Fee

CHAPTER 7

Determining the settlement fee is the most difficult part of pursuing copyright infringements. You don’t want to leave money on the table, yet you don’t want to charge so much that the infringer simply tosses your letter in the garbage. This chapter of Photo Repo helps you find the sweet spot: a fee just large enough to where the infringer doesn’t try to fight and decides paying is a better choice than risking further financial and legal trouble. Topics include:

  • How Much Can an Infringer Afford to Pay
  • Pre-Registration Infringements
  • Copyright Notices and Intent
  • Use of the Photograph
  • Determining the Settlement Fee
  • Business Liability Insurance
  • Multiple Infringements
  • The Purpose of Lawsuits