Maryland Judge Upholds Record Copyright Infringement Award

Law360, New York (February 13, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal district court judge in Maryland has refused to reduce the nearly $20 million award that national broker Legg Mason was ordered to pay last year for infringing on the copyright of a financial newsletter publisher.

The ruling by District Judge William Quarles in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland upheld one of the largest amounts awarded in a copyright case.

Quarles also granted a permanent injunction to prevent Legg Mason from redistributing stock exchange reports by Lowry's Reports Inc.

However, he...
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