Feds OK'd To Argue In Oracle, Rimini Copyright Costs Row

Law360 (January 4, 2019, 8:53 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would allow the federal government to participate in oral arguments in a copyright dispute between tech companies Oracle Corp. and Rimini Street Inc. that could clear up a circuit split over how costs are awarded in such cases.

The issue before the high court is whether a portion of the damages awarded to Oracle — more than $12 million in “costs” — is allowable under federal law. Certain courts have ruled the term "costs" in copyright cases only means the specific expenses laid out in the federal code, but the Ninth Circuit has ruled that...

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Supreme Court

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3820 Copyright

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June 1, 2018

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