Copyright Defendants Remember, Fees Go Both Ways

Mary Jane Saunders, in the Marquette Lawyer, has some words of wisdom that are good for bloggers to keep in mind if threatened by copyright litigation:

All plaintiffs mention attorney’s fees in their cease-and-desist letters, but few of them remember that they might end up paying the defendant’s fees if they lose.

Saunders says that simply citing to the leading precedent, Fogerty v. Fantasy, Inc., 510 U.S. 517 (1994), can “dissuade a plaintiff from bringing a questionable case.”

The article is here in pdf format.

(Righthaven defendants might want to take note.)

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  2. Thank you!

    – a Righthaven defendant