2013 US Code
Title 17 - Copyrights
Chapter 5 - COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND REMEDIES (§§ 501 - 513)
Section 505 - Remedies for infringement: Costs and attorney's fees
|Publication Title||United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 1, Title 17 - COPYRIGHTS|
|Category||Bills and Statutes|
|Collection||United States Code|
|SuDoc Class Number||Y 1.2/5:|
|Contained Within||Title 17 - COPYRIGHTS |
CHAPTER 5 - COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND REMEDIES
Sec. 505 - Remedies for infringement: Costs and attorney's fees
|Laws in Effect as of Date||January 16, 2014|
|Source Credit||Pub. L. 94-553, title I, §101, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2586.|
|Statutes at Large Reference||90 Stat. 2586|
|Public Law Reference||Public Law 94-553|
In any civil action under this title, the court in its discretion may allow the recovery of full costs by or against any party other than the United States or an officer thereof. Except as otherwise provided by this title, the court may also award a reasonable attorney's fee to the prevailing party as part of the costs.
(Pub. L. 94–553, title I, §101, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2586.)HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES HOUSE REPORT NO. 94–1476
Under section 505 the awarding of costs and attorney's fees are left to the court's discretion, and the section also makes clear that neither costs nor attorney's fees can be awarded to or against "the United States or an officer thereof."
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