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What are the remedies for copyright infringement?

In a lawsuit where a copyright owner proves that there was copyright infringement, he can get an injunction from the court ordering the other part to cease any further infringing activities. The copyright owner is also entitled to financial damages.┬áThis monetary relief can be one of two types. First, it can be any actual damages the copyright owner has suffered, along with any profits the infringing party obtained. Second, if the copyright owner registered the work before the infringing activity took place, he can get statutory damages instead of the actual damages, which is a predetermined amount of money that does not require any evidence (whereas actual damages have to be supported by evidence). Finally, at the court’s discretion, the copyright owner may be able to obtain his attorneys’ fees if, as with statutory damages, the work was registered before the infringing actions took place.