9th Circuit Vacates Attorney Fee Award In Copyright Case

SAN FRANCISCO - Although affirming a California federal judge's finding that a rock band's use of artwork in the video backdrop of their stage show was a fair use under the Copyright Act, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 7 nonetheless reversed that judge's award of $201,012.50 in attorney fees to the prevailing defendants (Dereck Seltzer v. Green Day, et al., No. 11-57160, 9th Cir.).

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