2018 US Code
Title 17 - Copyrights
Chapter 5 - Copyright Infringement and Remedies
Sec. 505 - Remedies for infringement: Costs and attorney's fees

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Citation 17 U.S.C. § 505 (2018)
Section Name §505. Remedies for infringement: Costs and attorney's fees
Section Text

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.

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(Pub. L. 94–553, title I, §101, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2586.)

Editorial Notes 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."

Publication Title United States Code, 2018 Edition, 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
Contains section 505
Date 2018
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 14, 2019
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 90 Stat. 2586
Public Law References Public Law 94-553
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