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Copyright Remedies

Learn about injunctive and monetary relief for prevailing copyright owners, including statutory damages.


A copyright owner may be entitled to an injunction and money damages for infringement. A prevailing party in a copyright-infringement case, whether plaintiff or defendant, may also recover full costs, including attorney’s fees. Finally, certain willful copyright infringement may be subject to criminal penalties.

I.              Injunctive Relief

The Copyright Act authorizes injunctive relief on terms that courts deem...