Photo Co. Asks High Court To Look At Zillow Copyright Fight

Law360 (June 13, 2019, 10:28 PM EDT) -- A real estate photo company asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to hear its appeal of a Ninth Circuit decision that upended a $4 million copyright infringement award against the Zillow Group, saying the ruling highlighted a circuit split on willful infringement that the high court should clear up.

VHT Inc. said the Ninth Circuit got it wrong when it decided in March to overturn a jury's finding that Zillow's copyright infringement was willful. The Ninth Circuit’s standard for determining willful infringement, which holds the infringer’s conduct has to be the “proximate cause” of the infringement, doesn’t line up with previous decisions...

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