New York Copyright Case Yields $100,000 Statutory Damages Awards

(September 29, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — Myriad default defendants were ordered Sept. 28 to pay $100,000 in statutory damages for infringing a copyrighted image of multi-sport athlete Bo Jackson (Richard Noble v. Crazetees.com, et al., No. 13-5086, S.D. N.Y.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130391).

(Decision available. Document #16-151005-013Z.)

According to U.S. Judge Paul A. Engelmayer of the Southern District of New York, websites and individuals accused by photographer Richard Noble of copyright infringement “have never filed an answer or otherwise appeared in” the case.

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