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BigDave - 1:04 am on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)
|I told their ISP about it, and the ISP said that if we file a complaint about copyright, and if we were wrong, then we would have to pay attorney’s fees. |
Actually, if that is what they told you, then they are not completely correct. The US is not Britain.
In copyright cases, awarding attorney's fees is not automatic. In fact there are some fairly famous cases where they were not awarded.
Fogarty v. Fantasy Inc. is one that comes to mind. <added> I believe he eventually won the fees, but they were never ruled to be automatic</added>
The key word in section 505 is "may".
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