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Court Grants Fees in Copyright Infringement Action after Finding Plaintiff’s Claims Untimely

In a July 17, 2015 ruling, Judge Lorna G. Schofield granted attorneys’ fees to the prevailing plaintiff in a copyright infringement action. The Court had previously granted summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff’s claims as untimely. In granting fees, Judge Schofield wrote that “Plaintiff’s claims under the Copyright Act were plainly time barred and therefore objectively unreasonable. Claims brought after the statute of limitations has run may be considered objectively unreasonable.”
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