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Fourth Circuit Gives Mayweather a Knock-Out on Flawed Damages Evidence

Posted in Copyright, Fourth Circuit
Undefeated welterweight boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has added to his string of victories, with his most recent win coming from the Fourth Circuit in the decision Dash v. Mayweather.  In its decision, the Fourth Circuit provided noteworthy guidance to copyright litigants regarding the sufficiency of expert damages testimony. In 2009, Mayweather was sued by music… Continue Reading

Fourth Circuit Decision Highlights Risk of Personal Liability for Copyright Infringement

Posted in Copyright, Fourth Circuit
A company gets hit with a lawsuit for copyright infringement and loses.  If the owner is later sued personally, will she get another shot at her defense? Maybe not. In 2010, the Fourth Circuit issued a major copyright decision holding that a decorative furniture design was subject to copyright protection and affirming an $11 million… Continue Reading
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