High Court Limit On Costs In Copyright Cases Clarifies Stakes

By Ryan Davis (March 4, 2019, 8:25 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday restricting the costs that prevailing parties can recover in copyright litigation will provide greater certainty about what is at stake in cases, though it will place an additional burden on smaller companies with limited resources, attorneys say.

A plane flies over the Redwood City, California, headquarters of Oracle Corp., which lost a U.S. Supreme Court case over $12.8 million in costs that Oracle had won in litigation against Rimini Street Inc. (AP) The Copyright Act states that prevailing parties can recover their "full costs," and the Ninth Circuit held that that includes things like expert witness...

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