Judge denies MPAA attempt to seize profits from copyright infringement

A high court in the United Kingdom has ruled that a copyright owner does not have the right to claim profits from copyright infringement. “A copyright owner does not have a proprietary claim to the fruits of an infringement of copyright. I shall not, therefore, grant proprietary injunctions,” wrote judge Guy Newey of the England and Wales High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, in a ruling published on Tuesday. For years, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has been after Newzbin2, the successor to Newzbin—a site that indexed binaries posted to Usenet. Newzbin was closed down late last year. Read 5 remaining paragraphs |

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Judge denies MPAA attempt to seize profits from copyright infringement

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 Net News

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