helleborine - 12:23 pm on Apr 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
It has to do with determining damages which is the whole point of starting a lawsuit over copyright infringement in the first place.
I was in fact correct, there is no requirement to prove willful infringement. You can get reasonable amounts for damages without going into "willful" infringement arguments in court. This stuff rarely gets to court anyway, it's pretty much an auto-loss for the defendant, they have to pay the plaintiff's legal fees so any time spent on arguing that their infringement is willful is coming out of their own pocket.