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ISP ordered to pay $32 million for contributing to trademark infringement

ISP ordered to pay $32 million for contributing to trademark infringement

This is an interesting story especially because the amount of damages awarded are so high. The ISP was a host to a number of sites that were selling counterfeit fashion goods like Louis Vuitton handbags. The ISP had claimed an exemption under the DMCA, however the court correctly concluded that that only applied to copyrightRead more about ISP ordered to pay $32 million for contributing to trademark infringement[…]

Copyright damages and a new William Patry blog

Copyright damages and a new William Patry blog

There have been several commentaries on various blogs already about the jury verdicts against Jammie Thomas here in Minnesota and against Joel Tennenbaum in Massachusetts. My two cents: both verdicts were correct in that they both were infringing copyrights, but the amount of damages may be excessive when applied to individuals. We’ll see if theRead more about Copyright damages and a new William Patry blog[…]