Screenplay Copyright Infringement Defendants Win Attorney’s Fees Award

The screenplay copyright infringement defendants in Counts v. Meriweather, a case reported on here in February, completed their success when the court ordered an award of attorney's fees. Fox won $548,772 in attorneys’ fees and William Morris won $220,063. This award comes on the heels of a recent attorney's fees award in the 2nd Circuit (Southern District of New York) to the Beastie Boys, who were prevailing copyright infringement defendants in litigation against TufAmerica.

The message is clear to copyright infringement plaintiffs: before filing your complaint, make sure your claims are objectively reasonable and based on solid evidence supporting your position.

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