2013 US Code
Title 17 - Copyrights
Chapter 5 - COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND REMEDIES (§§ 501 - 513)
Section 505 - Remedies for infringement: Costs and attorney's fees

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 1, Title 17 - COPYRIGHTS
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 17 - COPYRIGHTS
CHAPTER 5 - COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND REMEDIES
Sec. 505 - Remedies for infringement: Costs and attorney's fees
Containssection 505
Date2013
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 16, 2014
Positive LawYes
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditPub. L. 94-553, title I, §101, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2586.
Statutes at Large Reference90 Stat. 2586
Public Law ReferencePublic Law 94-553

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Remedies for infringement: Costs and attorney's fees - 17 U.S.C. § 505 (2013)
§505. Remedies for infringement: Costs and attorney's fees

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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