The high cost of copyright infringement claims ...

DAVID WALKER, PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS:

"The law firm largely responsible for helping photographer Daniel Morel win a $1.2 million jury award for copyright infringement—the maximum amount allowed by law—spent more than twice that amount to prosecute Morel’s case. And now, that law firm has to write off its costs as a loss. 

"The reason is because a federal court has rejected a motion by Morel and his attorneys to recover $2.5 million in legal fees and costs incurred during his five-year copyright battle against Getty Images and AFP. The decision underscores the high costs—and disincentive—of pursuing copyright infringers."

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