In a verdict handed down last week, the jury assessed damages totaling more than $32 million against hosting companies Akanoc Solutions Inc., Managed Solutions Group Inc., both in Fremont, Calif., and Steven Chen, the owner of the two companies. In awarding the damages, the jury agreed with Paris-based Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A.'s claims that the defendants knowingly allowed several Web sites they hosted to sell products that infringed Louis Vuitton's copyrights and trademarks.
Wow! Wow! WOW!
I foresee lawyers and other interested parties now sending notices, along with DMCAs. that include reference to the above jury verdict.
Want to bet that webhosts will be courageously standing up for their customers when such letters arrive?