A proprietor may bring an action or assert a counterclaim against a copyright owner or performing rights society to enjoin any violation of this chapter and to recover any damages sustained by the proprietor as a result of a violation of this chapter. If successful, the proprietor is entitled to recover treble damages, together with filing fees and reasonable costs of suit, in addition to any other legal or equitable relief.

If a proprietor prevails in a cause of action alleging a willful violation of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 21753, the prevailing proprietor shall be awarded reasonable attorney’s fees.

Terms Used In California Business and Professions Code 21755

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 340, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997.)