Painting from Photograph = Copyright Infringement

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Ray Dowd over at the Copyright Litigation Blog has a great post about a recent copyright infringement case when a painting was copied/created from a photograph.  The problem is that the photographer had not timely registered his copyright so he was eligible only for actual damages.  While sometimes actual damages can result in a significant award, most of the time the option of statutory damages is better.  So register your copyrights!

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