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In the event of a copyright infringement, the copyright owner must provide the courts with proof of the gross revenues of the infringing party in order to seek damages (copyright.gov, n.d.). The burden then falls on the infringer who must provide the necessary evidence that allows the infringer to segregate profitability earned through non-violating business activities compared to revenues earned through the copyright infringement. Again, this provides ample protection for the intellectual property owner, acting as a powerful deterrent for those who would utilize another’s creative work in order to gain commercial profit.