Unformatted text preview: materials that don't belong to them. The potential impact would be being sued for copyright infringement and being subjected to damages for the owners of the articles losses. They may also be subject to criminal penalties. which range from actual damages or statutory damages, imposed at the courts discretion, to criminal proceedings for willful violations. Actual damages are based on the harm caused to the copyright holder by the infringement, while statutory damages, not to exceed $150,000, are provided for under the Copyright Act. As well as criminal proceedings which may result in fines and/or imprisonment....
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- Winter '08
- United States copyright law, statutory damages, course packs