Remedies Available Under Copyright Law

Remedies are available under copyright law for infringement in which an aggrieved individual can file a civil action in federal district court. These remedies can involve injunctive relief, impounding, damages and profits, costs and attorneys fees and statutory damages. These remedies can be highly effective in deterring the copyright infringement practices that are being involved.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How can an injunction be used to a copyright holder’s advantage?
What about the use of impounding be used to the copyright holder’s advantage?
Can a copyright holder obtain damages and lost profits and statutory damages and how should this choice be determined?
What are technical copyright defenses and equitable defenses and how can they be beneficial to the infringer?
Is notice of the copyright necessary to be able to receive remedies under copyright law?


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