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Realtors and potential homebuyers are free to use the content of this site and to make copies of materials or any portion thereof strictly for the purpose of informing themselves regarding homes and properties depicted or described on this site in connection with the bona fide interest of themselves or their clients in purchasing one or more of such homes or properties. Each copy made in accordance with the foregoing permission must faithfully reproduce all copyright notices, trade or service mark symbols and tag lines, as well as Michael Ardolino’s trade or service marks, logos and trade name so that any person receiving such material will be aware of the source of the materials and be aware of the rights being claimed by Michael Ardolino. All other copying, use and distribution is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of Michael Ardolino. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYING OF ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THIS SITE FOR THE PURPOSE OF POSTING OF SUCH MATERIAL ON A COMPETITOR’S WEBSITE BE PERMITTED, NOR SHALL ANY COMPETITOR USE ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THIS SITE IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY PUBLICATION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FLYERS, BROCHURES AND ADVERTISEMENTS.
The United States Copyright Act provides for statutory damages, compensatory damages and the award of attorneys fees in an action for infringement. Statutory damages can be as high as $50,000 per copy. It further provides for vicarious liability, which means that any person who has control over the infringing activity and stands to profit from it can be held liable, and that such individuals cannot escape liability by engaging in the infringing activity through corporations or other entities designed to limit liability to the owners and employees, such as limited liability companies.
The Lanham Act provides for treble (triple) damages for passing off the products and/or services of another party so as to create confusion over the source of the product or service, or implies that such other party has endorsed the product or service. Michael Ardolino also considers the trade names and tag lines in this site to be trademarks or service marks for his real estate sales business, and holds the look and feel of this site to represent trade dress, which distinguishes his real estate agency from others operating within the geographic regions served by Michael Ardolino’s real estate agency.
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