Whyte Potter-Mäl c. Topdawg Entertainment Inc., 2016 QCCQ 11725

The Plaintiff sought damages after one of his songs was taken down from YouTube and SoundCloud by the Defendants for two months due to their report that the upload was infringing their copyright. The Plaintiff requested damages in the amount of $15,000. The Defendants did not contest the small claims application.

The Court concluded that the evidence established that the Plaintiff's income and his reputation were negatively affected from the false report of the Defendants. The Court allowed $5,000 in moral and material damages, and an additional $1,000 per Defendant as punitive damages.