diberry - 5:16 pm on Jan 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
Should hopefully bring some sanity back into the awards that courts have been handing out.
It's not always a lack of sanity. When a judge is dealing with a defendant that clearly thinks it can do no wrong and is above the law, big punitive damages are the only way the judge can force them to rethink their ways. Maybe in this case the defense came across as more reasonable, so all the judge needed to do was make the ruling and give the plaintiff reasonable compensation for his damages.
By the time I spend $50 for a subscription somewhere and 4 hours looking for the perfect graphic, I've paid a graphic designer $40 to build exactly what I wanted the first time and it takes me about 5 minutes. Then I drop it into the site, look at it, it's not perfect, so I can go ask for a tweak.
Same here, except I just use photos and started taking my own recently. It's actually less time consuming to take a photo than it is to search for one to buy, and with smartphones you never need to miss a good photo op when you're out and about. And you no longer need to be a great photographer - today's camera, including the smartphones - make it look like you knew what you were doing.