17 U.S.C. § 506 : US Code - Section 506: Criminal offenses

      (a) Criminal Infringement. - 
        (1) In general. - Any person who willfully infringes a
      copyright shall be punished as provided under section 2319 of
      title 18, if the infringement was committed - 
          (A) for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial
          (B) by the reproduction or distribution, including by
        electronic means, during any 180-day period, of 1 or more
        copies or phonorecords of 1 or more copyrighted works, which
        have a total retail value of more than $1,000; or
          (C) by the distribution of a work being prepared for
        commercial distribution, by making it available on a computer
        network accessible to members of the public, if such person
        knew or should have known that the work was intended for
        commercial distribution.

        (2) Evidence. - For purposes of this subsection, evidence of
      reproduction or distribution of a copyrighted work, by itself,
      shall not be sufficient to establish willful infringement of a
        (3) Definition. - In this subsection, the term "work being
      prepared for commercial distribution" means - 
          (A) a computer program, a musical work, a motion picture or
        other audiovisual work, or a sound recording, if, at the time
        of unauthorized distribution - 
            (i) the copyright owner has a reasonable expectation of
          commercial distribution; and
            (ii) the copies or phonorecords of the work have not been
          commercially distributed; or

          (B) a motion picture, if, at the time of unauthorized
        distribution, the motion picture - 
            (i) has been made available for viewing in a motion picture
          exhibition facility; and
            (ii) has not been made available in copies for sale to the
          general public in the United States in a format intended to
          permit viewing outside a motion picture exhibition facility.

      (b) Forfeiture, Destruction, and Restitution. - Forfeiture,
    destruction, and restitution relating to this section shall be
    subject to section 2323 of title 18, to the extent provided in that
    section, in addition to any other similar remedies provided by law.
      (c) Fraudulent Copyright Notice. - Any person who, with
    fraudulent intent, places on any article a notice of copyright or
    words of the same purport that such person knows to be false, or
    who, with fraudulent intent, publicly distributes or imports for
    public distribution any article bearing such notice or words that
    such person knows to be false, shall be fined not more than $2,500.
      (d) Fraudulent Removal of Copyright Notice. - Any person who,
    with fraudulent intent, removes or alters any notice of copyright
    appearing on a copy of a copyrighted work shall be fined not more
    than $2,500.
      (e) False Representation. - Any person who knowingly makes a
    false representation of a material fact in the application for
    copyright registration provided for by section 409, or in any
    written statement filed in connection with the application, shall
    be fined not more than $2,500.
      (f) Rights of Attribution and Integrity. - Nothing in this
    section applies to infringement of the rights conferred by section