11/17/2010

New case reports: J&J Sports; Capitol Records

The November 17, 2010 edition of Loeb & Loeb's IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks reports on (and links to):

J&J Sports Productions, Inc. v. Jimenez, in which a federal district court held that the defendants are entitled to a jury trial on the plaintiff's claims for statutory damages for the unauthorized publication or use of communications and the unauthorized reception of cable service.

Capitol Records Inc. v. Thomas-Rasset, in which a jury awarded copyright infringement damages to the plaintiff record companies of $62,500 for each of 24 songs ($1.5 million in all).

(If you are reading this more than a week after November 17th, use the search box on the Loeb & Loeb page to find these case reports.)