US Supreme Court clarifies attorneys fees standard under section 505 of the Copyright Act

By Macedo, C. R., ONeill, T. M.

On 16 June 2016, the US Supreme Court delivered an opinion addressing the appropriate standard for the attorney fee shifting provision of the Copyright Act, 17 USC § 505. Writing for a unanimous court, Justice Kagan agreed with the ‘objective reasonableness’ standard employed by the District Court in denying award …read more

Source:: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice