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Mealey's IP/Tech - Panel: Statutory Damages Unavailable To Copyright Owner

NEW ORLEANS - A panel of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 9 that the statutory bar for pre-registration damages set forth in Section 412 of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 412, extends to post-registration copying when the copying differs from a defendant's pre-registration copying (Southern Credentialing Support Services v. Hammond Surgical Hospital, No. 18-31160, 5th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 624).
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