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Attorney fees denied: $1,000 for one download of The Cobbler is enough

08/24/2016

On August 10, 2016, Magistrate Judge Beckerman denied a prevailing plaintiff’s motion for attorney fees in a copyright infringement suit against an unnamed defendant for illegally downloading an Adam Sandler movie (The Cobbler) using the BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing protocol. Among the reasons given for denying plaintiff’s motion for attorney fees was the Court’s finding […]

Burn the bus if you must, but you may want to keep the mural

08/01/2016

Think twice before throwing out that old painting in your garage: you could face damages for violating Copyright Law. But what if that art isn’t just in your garage, but parked in your front yard, or painted on a wall of your building? That all depends. Under the 1990 Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA), an […]