Last edited by eikin; 19th August 2007 at 05:24 PM.
Last edited by eikin; 19th August 2007 at 05:35 PM.
One of the relief one can claim is account of profits. That is if the infringer on-sells the material, it can be asked to account the profits it made from the sale. Damages are loss suffered as a result of the infringement. A claimant can claim both.
If profits are claimed, it will be distributed between the owner and licensee.
If account of profits is granted as a relief, the owner cannot claim damages or profits in a separate action. However, if only damages is awarded, the owner still can claim for account of profits.
let's assume, say there's no defense against Odex's claims against the fans.
but after this case is over, can the fans initiate a case against Odex for failing to perform up to market expectations (poor quality videos, slow release etc.) resulting in their ''need'' to source for alternative sources, leading to the losses in the suits Odex brought against them?
btw Odex's papers boh pa kay one leh, you pay them you now doesn't mean you don't have to pay others if the others come after you
Last edited by eikin; 19th August 2007 at 06:29 PM.
I'm not sure about "public body". A search in the Companies and Businesses Register doesn't show any hit for Anti-Video Piracy Association(Singapore).
A search in the Registry of Societies does show a Anti Video Piracy Association (Singapore) registered.
Hence they should be able to sue in their name. But again the question is, are they owners of the copyrigtht or exclusive licensees?