Getty images (US), Inc. V Virtual Clinics

Order Awarding Statutory Damages and Entering Permanent Injunction


The court ordered default judgment against Defendants Kendra and Ryan Camp (“the Camps”) on January 31, 2014, and awarded Plaintiff Getty Images (US), Inc. (“Getty”) $21,433.00 in actual damages under 17 U.S.C. § 504(b) and prejudgment interest for the Camps’ infringement of ten unregistered images. Getty also requested maximum statutory damages for infringement of two registered images and a permanent injunction against the Camps. After considering the evidence presented at a February 25, 2014, evidentiary hearing on these requests, Getty’s post-hearing briefing, and the relevant law, the Court awards Getty maximum statutory damages of $300,000.00 under 17 U.S.C. § 504(c)(2) for the Camps’ willful copyright infringement and ENJOINS the Camps from engaging in future infringing activity.

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Reference Info:Decision | State, 9th Circuit, Washington | United States

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