Damages for Copying Images from the Internet Just Got Higher

Last updated on September 24, 2020

A recent Federal Court decision, Rallysport Direct LLC v. 2424508 Ontario Ltd., as noted by Cassels in this article, reinforced that copyright protects not only original works fixed in a tangible form in print, but also works that exist primarily on the Internet.

In the result, the Court arrived at a damages award of $250 per work, for a total of $357,500 in statutory damages. Much of the Court’s reasoning in arriving at that sum was the fact that the defendant acted in bad faith.

Read the full case summary and analysis from Cassels here.