Citation Edit

Digital Theft Deterrence and Copyright Damages Improvement Act of 1999, Pub. L. No. 106-160, 113 Stat 1774 (Dec. 9, 1999) (full-text), amending 17 U.S.C. §504(c) (full-text).

Overview Edit

The Act increased the statutory damages for copyright infringement from the current range of $500 to $20,000 per act of infringement to a range of $750 to $30,000. In cases of willful infringement, the cap was raised from $100,000 to $150,000. The amendment was effective immediately upon signing.

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