Case Title and Citation: Getty Images (US), Inc v. Virtual Clinics, et al, Case No. C13-0626JLR
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.