Monday, February 22, 2010

Trailers and Movie Previews Before Films are Compilations, Says the Southern District of NY

BNA’s Electronic Commerce & Law Report reports that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held Jan. 11 that for the purposes of calculating statutory damages under the Copyright Act, film previews included on infringing DVDs were part of one compilation and did not count as separate infringed works entitled to additional damages. Case name is Nature's Enterprises Inc. v. Pearson. [BNA]

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