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Mealey's IP/Tech - Panel: Failure To Mitigate Copyright Damages Not A Complete Defense

NEW ORLEANS - In what it deemed a case of first impression, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 15 ruled that failure to mitigate damages does not preclude liability altogether when assessing statutory damages under the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 504(c), and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. 1203(c) (Energy Intelligence Group Inc. v. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP, No. 18-20350, 5th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 1347).
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