|reply to TSI Marc |
Re: Blog - Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Here's an interesting read:
Apparently, under U.S. law, if the copyright is not registered, you have to prove actual damages and cannot rely on statutory damages. I just checked in the CIPO (Canadian Intellectual Property Office) database and lo and behold, copyright on several of the titles in Voltage's claim, if not all, is NOT registered in Canada. Does anyone know what the cross-jurisdiction implications are? I read somewhere that they are trying to harmonize copyright across nations that are subscribers to the WIPO treaties, but one would think that since registration is a key requirement for statutory damages in some jurisdictions, it would carry over, especially since statutory damages are jurisdiction dependent.