17 U.S.C. § 1203 : US Code - Section 1203: Civil remedies

      (a) Civil Actions. - Any person injured by a violation of section
    1201 or 1202 may bring a civil action in an appropriate United
    States district court for such violation.
      (b) Powers of the Court. - In an action brought under subsection
    (a), the court - 
        (1) may grant temporary and permanent injunctions on such terms
      as it deems reasonable to prevent or restrain a violation, but in
      no event shall impose a prior restraint on free speech or the
      press protected under the 1st amendment to the Constitution;
        (2) at any time while an action is pending, may order the
      impounding, on such terms as it deems reasonable, of any device
      or product that is in the custody or control of the alleged
      violator and that the court has reasonable cause to believe was
      involved in a violation;
        (3) may award damages under subsection (c);
        (4) in its discretion may allow the recovery of costs by or
      against any party other than the United States or an officer
      thereof;
        (5) in its discretion may award reasonable attorney's fees to
      the prevailing party; and
        (6) may, as part of a final judgment or decree finding a
      violation, order the remedial modification or the destruction of
      any device or product involved in the violation that is in the
      custody or control of the violator or has been impounded under
      paragraph (2).

      (c) Award of Damages. - 
        (1) In general. - Except as otherwise provided in this title, a
      person committing a violation of section 1201 or 1202 is liable
      for either - 
          (A) the actual damages and any additional profits of the
        violator, as provided in paragraph (2), or
          (B) statutory damages, as provided in paragraph (3).

        (2) Actual damages. - The court shall award to the complaining
      party the actual damages suffered by the party as a result of the
      violation, and any profits of the violator that are attributable
      to the violation and are not taken into account in computing the
      actual damages, if the complaining party elects such damages at
      any time before final judgment is entered.
        (3) Statutory damages. - (A) At any time before final judgment
      is entered, a complaining party may elect to recover an award of
      statutory damages for each violation of section 1201 in the sum
      of not less than $200 or more than $2,500 per act of
      circumvention, device, product, component, offer, or performance
      of service, as the court considers just.
        (B) At any time before final judgment is entered, a complaining
      party may elect to recover an award of statutory damages for each
      violation of section 1202 in the sum of not less than $2,500 or
      more than $25,000.
        (4) Repeated violations. - In any case in which the injured
      party sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds, that a
      person has violated section 1201 or 1202 within 3 years after a
      final judgment was entered against the person for another such
      violation, the court may increase the award of damages up to
      triple the amount that would otherwise be awarded, as the court
      considers just.
        (5) Innocent violations. - 
          (A) In general. - The court in its discretion may reduce or
        remit the total award of damages in any case in which the
        violator sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds,
        that the violator was not aware and had no reason to believe
        that its acts constituted a violation.
          (B) Nonprofit library, archives, educational institutions, or
        public broadcasting entities. - 
            (i) Definition. - In this subparagraph, the term "public
          broadcasting entity" has the meaning given such term under
          section 118(f).
            (ii) In general. - In the case of a nonprofit library,
          archives, educational institution, or public broadcasting
          entity, the court shall remit damages in any case in which
          the library, archives, educational institution, or public
          broadcasting entity sustains the burden of proving, and the
          court finds, that the library, archives, educational
          institution, or public broadcasting entity was not aware and
          had no reason to believe that its acts constituted a
          violation.