Major labels’ billion-dollar payday under fire as Cox Communications challenges ‘shockingly excessive’ damages verdict

The Memorandum, filed with the Eastern District of Virginia Court, argues: “The $1 billion award is a miscarriage of justice; it is shockingly excessive and unlawfully punitive, and should be remitted or result in a new trial.” Cox adds: “The award of $1 billion appears to be the largest award of statutory copyright damages in history. This is not by a matter of degree. It is the largest such award by a factor of eight.

Source: Major labels’ billion-dollar payday under fire as Cox Communications challenges ‘shockingly excessive’ damages verdict

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