South Carolina Federal Judge Denies Damages In Copyright Claim Against Boxer

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Although professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. made appearances at two World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) events to the tune of a copyrighted song, a copyright infringement plaintiff is not entitled to actual damages or a profits-based measure of damages pursuant to 17 U.S. Code Section 504(b), a South Carolina federal judge said May 11 (Anthony Lawrence Dash v. Floyd Mayweather Jr., et al., No. 10-1036, D. S.C.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66003).

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