Andrew Collett v. Northland Art Company Ltd. et al, 2018 FC 269
Justice Gleeson - 2018-03-07
Read full decision. Summary prepared by Alan Macek:
Mr. Collett established a business relationship with Northland in the summer of 2011, providing prints of his works for the purpose of resale. The relationship began to break down in 2012 following a change in Northland's ownership. Mr. Collett now brings this action alleging the defendants have infringed copyright and moral rights in his photographic works. Mr. Collett seeks statutory damages pursuant to section 38.1 of the Copyright Act in the amount of $20,000 for each of the alleged copyright infringements, damages for the infringement of his moral rights in the amount of $60,000, aggravated and punitive damages in the amount of $100,000 and injunctive relief. The found infringement of a number of works and awarded $45,000 in statutory damages, $10,000 for infringement of moral rights, $25,000 in punitive damages and $20,000 in costs as well as pre- and post-judgment interest.
Decision relates to:
- T-60-16 - ANDREW COLLETT v. NORTHLAND ART COMPANY LTD.