Monday, August 9, 2010

My Washington Legal Foundation 'Legal Backgrounder' on Tenenbaum statutory damages ruling

I wrote the following "Legal Backgrounder" for the Washington Legal Foundation on Judge Nancy Gertner's July 9 ruling slashing the Joel Tenenbaum jury's award of $675,000 statutory damages: "Due Process Limits on Statutory Civil Damages? Unprecedented Ruling In Copyright Case A Double-Edged Sword For Businesses."

1 comment:

  1. I believe that where you write (discussing "that punitive damages should generally be limited to ten times the amount of actual damages") that "had she, the Tenenbaum award would presumably have been reduced to $30 total", you really mean $300?

    30 songs and $.99 "actual damages" per, times 10, is $300.


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