A tilt in favour of small plaintiffs in copyright infringement cases

International Law Office
January 2015

Recent decisions of the Supreme Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals have given copyright plaintiffs considerably more time and flexibility in deciding whether and when to sue for infringement. Because of the disparity in financial resources, these decisions will likely tend to favour ‘small’ plaintiffs rather than large companies which have in-house counsel and can more readily fund costly litigation.

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