Judge Trims Damages In Yahoo, Microsoft Music Suit

Law360, New York (February 5, 2010, 6:50 PM EST) -- A federal judge has granted a request by Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to limit potential statutory damages against them in a copyright infringement suit over their music download services.

Judge Todd J. Campbell ruled that plaintiffs — the holders of rights to works by artists including Aretha Franklin, Grand Funk Railroad, Conway Twitty and The Carpenters — could only recover one award of statutory damages for each musical composition from each defendant, according to an order filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the...
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