Lol it's obviously the former, these fucking superlawyers are such fucking idiots that just cause they have a law degree, they think anyone will believe the shit that comes out of their mouth.A man with a big nose pointed this out:
"Under 17 U.S.C. § 412, statutory damages are only available in the United States for works that were registered with the Copyright Office prior to infringement, or within three months of publication."
He's not registered the copyright and the alleged infringement has occurred, so either Akiva is incompetent as an IP attorney or was outright lying about his intent to get statutory damages. Without that, he has to show the alleged infringement caused him financial damages, either through direct damage or loss of profit.
i.e. retard alert