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(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, infringements of copyright shall be actionable at the suit of the owner of the copyright; and in any action for such an infringement all such relief, by way of damages, injunction, accounts or otherwise, shall be available to the plaintiff as is available in any corresponding proceedings in respect of infringements of other proprietary rights.
(2)Where in an action for infringement of copyright it is proved or admitted—
(a)that an infringement was committed, but
(b)that at the time of the infringement the defendant was not aware, and had no reasonable grounds for suspecting, that copyright subsisted in the work or other subject-matter to which the action relates,
the plaintiff shall not be entitled under this section to any damages against the defendant in respect of the infringement, but shall be entitled to an account of profits in respect of the infringement whether any other relief is granted under this section or not.
(3)Where in an action under this section an infringement of copyright is proved or admitted, and the court, having regard (in addition to all other material considerations) to—
(a)the flagrancy of the infringement, and
(b)any benefit shown to have accrued to the defendant by reason of the infringement,
is satisfied that effective relief would not otherwise be available to the plaintiff, the court, in assessing damages for the infringement, shall have power to award such additional damages by virtue of this subsection as the court may consider appropriate in the circumstances.
(4)In an action for infringement of copyright in respect of the construction of a building, no injunction or other order shall be made—
(a)after the contraction of the building has been begun, so as to prevent it from being completed, or
(b)so as to require the building, in so far as it has been constructed, to be demolished.
(5)In this Part of this Act " action " includes a counterclaim, and references to the plaintiff and to the defendant in an action shall be construed accordingly.
(6)In the application of this Part of this Act to Scotland, " injunction" means an interdict and " interlocutory injunction " means an interim interdict, " accounts" means count, reckoning and payment, " an account of profits" means an accounting and payment of profits, " plaintiff " means pursuer, " defendant" means defender and " costs " means expenses.
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