MPAA Backs Maximum File Sharing Damages In 8th Circ.

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 2:11 PM EST) -- Hollywood's leading trade association on Tuesday argued before the Eighth Circuit that a lower court erred in reducing a damages verdict for a group of record companies in their copyright suit against a woman accused of illegally downloading music.

The Motion Picture Association of America said in an amicus brief that the Minnesota federal court had erroneously ruled that a $1.5 million damages award should be reduced to $54,000 in Capitol Records Inc. and other record labels' infringement suit against alleged music thief Jammie Thomas-Rasset....
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