Copyright Infringement Remedies

Full Question: What remedies can I get once I prove that another person infringed my copyright?

Answer: In an infringement action, a copyright owner may recover monetary damages in the form of either:

  • actual damages plus any additional profits of the infringer attributable to the infringement, or
  • statutory damages, of up to $150,000 for each copyrighted work infringed.

The copyright owner also can enjoin an infringer from engaging in further infringing activities and, if the owner has timely registered her work, may also be awarded costs and attorneys’ fees. The law also permits destruction or other reasonable disposition of all infringing copies and devices by which infringing copies have been made or used in the course of the infringement.

Current as of: 10/2020