Default Damages Awarded For Website’s Use Of Photo Sans Copyright Management Info

(February 17, 2016, 11:04 AM EST) -- TRENTON, N.J. — A prevailing copyright infringement plaintiff was awarded $12,600 in statutory damages Feb. 8, far less than the $175,000 originally requested in the case (Stephen Kennedy v. Creditgo LLC, No. 15-1790, D. N.J.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14868).

(Decision available. Document #16-160222-013Z.)

According to U.S. Judge Jerome B. Simandle of the District of New Jersey, although the removal of copyright management information (CMI) by defendant Creditgo LLC establishes willfulness, Creditgo promptly removed plaintiff Stephen Kennedy’s image from the Creditgo website after Kennedy alleged infringement....
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