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