Getty v. Virtual

Court: United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle  

Document status: Court Order on Award of (Statutory) Damages

Issue or relevant point: When are maximum statutory damages appropriate?

Ruling:  Maximum statutory damages are appropriate when the evidence shows willful infringement, profit by the infringer, loss of revenue to the rights holder, and where the award will serve to protect the copyright system from flagrant violation of the law.