Statutory damages are the hammer in copyright law, providing substantial monetary relief to the aggrieved copyright owner without any proof in lost profits or other damages. In order to qualify for statutory damages, though, the copyright owner must timely register his or her work. Investigate the relationship between statutory damages and registration in “Statutory Damages: A Plaintiff’s Point of View,” originally published in Law Works, Vol. 3, No. 7, July 1996.