$1 billion - copyright Infringement [photography lawsuit]

How would this work in the world of fonts?
Since each violation of copyright in this case allows the plaintiff to seek damages up to $25,000, the statutory damages for Getty’s 18,755 violations amount to $468,875,000. But because the company was found to have violated the same copyright law within the past three years — in 2013, Daniel Morel was awarded $1.2 million in a suit against Getty, after the agency pulled his photos from Twitter and distributed them without permission to several major publications — Highsmith can elect to seek three times that amount: hence the $1 billion suit.
Full article here:
Photographer Files $1 Billion Suit Against Getty for Licensing Her Public Domain Images



  • This is the sort of thing I'm talking about when i say that punitive damages can be the nuclear option.  I've gotten push back on that and been accused of being histrionic.
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