Posts Tagged statutory damages

Two Million Dollars (With Interest) Confirmed

We have written about Andrew Paul Leonard’s 1.6 million dollar jury award for actual damages arising out the infringement of his images by a company known as Stemtech. See our prior article here.  Mr. Leonard is a client of Ed’s but this case was handled by counsel in Delaware. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals just […]

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The Hip Hop Hop – Part 2

The music industry likes to claim how valuable their copyrights are one day and then claim that your copyrights are worth next to nothing the next. They try Hip Hop one day and then Hop Hip the next. It’s the ole Hip Hop Hop. In this column we’ll discuss that great proverb, “turnaround is fair […]

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The Math of Infringement

I never did very well in math – I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn’t meant my answers literally.  ~Calvin Trillin We are often asked (by “we” we mean Ed) what is the formula the Federal Courts use to determine the amount of statutory damages a copyright holder can be awarded […]

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Why Register Your Copyright Before Infringement

Again, we find answering a question in comments is worthy of a blog post. We get asked the question many time, why register before an infringement, when one can still register after an infringement? If you register upon shooting/creation as unpublished or within the 3 month grace period for published work, and you work is […]

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