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fan_film_factor [2016/10/27 06:49]
Carlos Pedraza [Reading the Judge's Mind] adds photo credit
fan_film_factor [2009/05/26 00:24] (current)
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 [{{ ::​marbles.jpg?​300|**ALL THE MARBLES** In a court order, Axanar'​s attorneys won a lot of evidence from the studios, but its focus on actual damages neglects the plaintiffs'​ right to choose another basis for calculating damages. //​Photo/​Rich Bowen//}}] [{{ ::​marbles.jpg?​300|**ALL THE MARBLES** In a court order, Axanar'​s attorneys won a lot of evidence from the studios, but its focus on actual damages neglects the plaintiffs'​ right to choose another basis for calculating damages. //​Photo/​Rich Bowen//}}]
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-//**__« Axanar'​s argument, '​We'​ve earned so little compared to your billions,'​ essentially claims stealing is OK so long as we're doing it from someone rich. »__**//+//**__« Axanar'​s argument, '​We'​ve earned so little compared to your billions,'​ essentially claims stealing is OK so long as you do it to someone rich. »__**//
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 === Actual Harm === === Actual Harm ===
  
-Market harm is only one of the four factors to be weighed in a fair use analysis, and while it's important, market harm and actual damages are not synonymous, and Jonathan ​seems to be equating the two.+Market harm is only one of the four factors to be weighed in a fair use analysis, and while it's important, market harm and actual damages are not synonymous, and Lane seems to be equating the two.
  
 Lane characterized the plaintiffs'​ case for damages as '​actual'​ first and '​statutory'​ as a fallback. But the pleadings don't back up that interpretation. In fact, the law gives the plaintiffs, even up to the time that judgment is rendered, the choice of electing statutory damages instead of actual.(([[http://​www.copyright.gov/​title17/​92chap5.html#​504|Title 17 of the U.S. Code, Chapter 5, §504 Remedies for infringement:​ Damages and Profits]], retrieved 10/27/16.)) Of course, for the defense, focusing on actual damages allows them to minimize the infringement while amplifying the defendants'​ hopes for a ruling of fair use. Lane characterized the plaintiffs'​ case for damages as '​actual'​ first and '​statutory'​ as a fallback. But the pleadings don't back up that interpretation. In fact, the law gives the plaintiffs, even up to the time that judgment is rendered, the choice of electing statutory damages instead of actual.(([[http://​www.copyright.gov/​title17/​92chap5.html#​504|Title 17 of the U.S. Code, Chapter 5, §504 Remedies for infringement:​ Damages and Profits]], retrieved 10/27/16.)) Of course, for the defense, focusing on actual damages allows them to minimize the infringement while amplifying the defendants'​ hopes for a ruling of fair use.