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Playboy Enterprises v. Sanfilippo

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Citation Edit

Playboy Enterprises Inc. v. Sanfilippo, 1998 WL 207856l, 46 U.S.P.Q.2d (BNA) 1350 (S.D. Cal. Mar. 25, 1998).

Factual Background Edit

The defendants were distributing copyrighted Playboy images on its website. Playboy sued them for copyright infringement.

Trial Court Proceedings Edit

The court found for Playboy and allowed Playboy to recover statutory damages for each of the 7,500 images infringed, rather than awarding damages on a per magazine basis. The judgment was for $3.74 million plus costs and attorney's fees.

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