1st Circ. Asked To Nix Lower Award In File-Sharing Suit

Law360, New York (January 27, 2011, 4:29 PM ET) -- The U.S. government has asked the First Circuit to vacate a lower court's decision to trim the damages imposed on a file-sharing software user from $675,000 to $67,500 in a copyright suit brought by Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts erred by tackling the issue of the amount of damages imposed on Joel Tenenbaum from a constitutional standpoint, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a brief filed Wednesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit....
To view the full article, take a free trial now.
Try Law360 for free for seven days
Already a subscriber? Click here to login

Already have access?

  1. Forgot your password?
  2. Sign In

Get instant access to the one-stop news source for business lawyers

Required