Masterfile Corporation v. Martin Gale

This is the case of Masterfile Corporation v. Martin Gale. In this case Masterfile sued Gale over the use of 27 images on his real estate website. Gale contends that the images are part of a template he purchased for his website. The court ended up ruling while there was infringement it was innocent and only allowed Masterfile $200 per image or $5400 of the $990,000 they were seeking. It is interesting to note that Masterfile spent over $35,000 in legal fees and expenses to collect $5400.