New York Federal Judge Awards Fees, Damages In Copyright Dispute Over Photographs

(April 5, 2016, 1:27 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — A prevailing copyright infringement plaintiff was $67,729 in attorney fees March 31 by a New York federal judge and $11,250 in statutory damages, representing three times the licensing fee the plaintiff would have charged had a defendant lawfully obtained permission to use three photographs (Erickson Productions Inc., et al. v. Only Websites Inc., et al., No. 12-1693, S.D. N.Y.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44790).

(Decision available. Document #16-160418-003Z.)

The fee award represents an increase over the $45,152 award recommended by a New York...
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