Fed. Circ. Says Memorial Artist Deserves More For Stamp Art

Law360, New York (May 14, 2012, 3:28 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday said a lower court had unfairly capped damages for an 87-year-old sculptor who claimed the government had infringed his copyrighted portion of the Korean War Veterans Memorial by putting the monument on a postage stamp.

The appeals court overturned a decision by the Court of Federal Claims that said Frank Gaylord was entitled to only a one-time $5,000 award because it was United States Postal Service policy not to pay ongoing royalties for a stamp design.

The ruling is the second...
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