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Date: 11-22-2023

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Reed Timmer v. Medialinks TV, LLC

Case Number: 1:23-cv-01631

Judge: Richard J. Leon

Court: United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Washington County)

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Defendant's Attorney: Graham Robert Cronogue

Description: Washington, DC intellectual property lawyer represent the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant on a copyright violation theory under 17 U.S.C. 501.

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"17 U.S.C. § 501, titled "Infringement of copyright," is a section of the United States Copyright Act that defines and prohibits copyright infringement. It states that anyone who violates any of the exclusive rights of the copyright owner as provided by sections 106 through 118, or who imports copies or phonorecords in violation of section 602, is an infringer.

Exclusive Rights of the Copyright Owner

The exclusive rights of the copyright owner are granted by section 106 of the Copyright Act. These rights include the right to:

Reproduce the copyrighted work: This means making copies of the work, such as by printing, photocopying, or recording.
Create derivative works based on the copyrighted work: This means creating new works that are based on the copyrighted work, such as translations, adaptations, or abridgments.
Distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work: This means selling, renting, lending, or otherwise making copies or phonorecords of the work available to the public.
Perform the copyrighted work publicly: This means performing the work, such as by playing a song or showing a movie, in front of an audience.
Display the copyrighted work publicly: This means displaying the work, such as by painting it on a wall or exhibiting it in a gallery, in a place where the public can see it.

Importation of Copies or Phonorecords

Section 602 of the Copyright Act prohibits the unauthorized importation of copies or phonorecords of copyrighted works into the United States. This means that it is illegal to import copies or phonorecords of a copyrighted work without the permission of the copyright owner.

Remedies for Copyright Infringement

The Copyright Act provides a number of remedies for copyright infringement, including:

Injunctions: An injunction is a court order that prohibits an infringer from continuing to infringe the copyright.
Damages: The copyright owner can recover damages from the infringer for the harm caused by the infringement. This may include the lost profits of the copyright owner, the profits of the infringer, or other damages.
Impounding and disposition of infringing articles: The court may order the impoundment of infringing articles, which means that they will be seized and held in custody until the court makes a final decision about them. The court may also order the destruction of infringing articles.
Attorney's fees: The court may award attorney's fees to the prevailing party in a copyright infringement lawsuit.


17 U.S.C. § 501 is an important part of the Copyright Act, as it defines and prohibits copyright infringement. It protects the rights of copyright owners and ensures that they are compensated for the use of their works. If you believe that your copyright has been infringed, you should consult with an attorney to discuss your legal options."

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Outcome: STIPULATION of Dismissal with prejudice without costs and fees by REED TIMMER. (Freeman, James) (Entered: 11/22/2023)

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