Zillow Appeals $4M Award In Copyright Row with Photo Co.

By RJ Vogt (October 27, 2017, 10:04 PM EDT) -- The Zillow Group on Thursday asked the Ninth Circuit to undo a $4 million award to real estate photography company VHT Inc. for copyright infringement., arguing that the jury should not have awarded damages on a per-photo basis because VHT registered the photos as one compilation.

VHT in February won $8.3 million after claiming that the real estate marketplace used thousands of its photos online without permission, but Zillow in June got that figure chopped in half after a Washington federal judge found there was insufficient evidence that anyone ever saw the vast majority of the photos.

In Thursday's filing, Zillow...

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