by W. Scott Cameron

Most everyone knows that federal copyright laws protect an author’s expression of an idea. When someone infringes a protected work, either by copying or distributing it without permission, the copyright owner is generally entitled to damages. In Dream Games of Arizona v. PC Onsite, — F.3d — (April 2, 2009), the Ninth Circuit addressed a question of first impression in the circuit: Whether illegal use or operation of a work by the copyright owner precludes the award of actual or statutory damages for copyright infringement. 

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