Statutory damages

Statutory damages

Statutory damages are pre-established damages for cases where calculating a correct sum is deemed difficult.

In intellectual property cases (relating to copyright or trademark, for instance), it is often difficult for plaintiffs to determine the exact volume of infringement. Thus, statutory damages are often calculated as a multiple of the price for the use of the infringed right.

Statutory damages exist also in other areas of law. For an example, see "Doe v. Chao" which interpreted the statutory damages provision of the United States Privacy Act of 1974.

ee also

* Statutory damages for copyright infringement

External links

* [http://www.wipo.int/enforcement/en/faq/judiciary/faq08.html#pre Pre-established damages / statutory damages] at the WIPO website


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