Topic Archives: statutory damages

Jury Awards in File-Sharing Cases Add Fuel to Debate on Copyright Act Reform

The cases Capitol Records, Inc. v. Thomas-Rasset The plaintiffs, Capitol Records, Inc., Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Arista Records LLC, Interscope Records, UMG Recordings, Inc., and Warner Bros. Records, filed suit against Jammie Thomas-Rasset under the Copyright Act seeking statutory damages … Continue reading

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Statutory Damage Awards in High Profile Song-Sharing Cases

The individual defendants in two high profile peer to peer song sharing cases, Capitol v. Thomas-Rasset and Sony v. Tenenbaum, recently faced major defeats in challenges over high statutory damages awarded against them. This raises questions as to the roles of judges and … Continue reading

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Winter 2010 News Briefs

This month, our team members have been consumed with outlines, papers, and finals, and now the holidays are upon us.  Although we won’t be able to write full posts on all of the recent developments in technology law, we wanted … Continue reading

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Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset: Trial Three

Not only was the landmark peer-to-peer file-sharing trial involving Northern Minnesotan Jammie Thomas-Rasset the first of its kind to reach trial; Thomas-Rasset’s file-sharing litigation will likely come to its third trial on November 2, 2010. Thomas-Rasset downloaded 24 pop hits of the 1980s … Continue reading

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