Saturday, August 30, 2014
 

Sculptor Entitled to Copyright Royalties from US Post Office

After artist Frank Gaylord won a major case concerning the U.S. Post Office’s infringement of his copyright, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sent the case back to the lower court to assess damages. The lower court awarded Gaylord $5,000 in damages, rejecting Gaylord’s request for a 10 percent royalty of the $30.2 million in revenues the postal service allegedly collected on the image, plus interest.

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, based in Washington, D.C., overturned the lower court award of $5,000 and found Gaylord was entitled to a larger share of the $30.2 million in revenues the postal service allegedly collected on the image.

Good news indeed. Via Reuters.

 

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