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Intellectual Property – Attorney’s Fees – ‘Prevailing Party’ (access required)

A defendant who obtained an involuntary dismissal without prejudice of plaintiff’s suit alleging copyright infringement and violation of the Virginia Computer Crimes Act is not a “prevailing party” entitled to attorney’s fees pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 505 and a Richmond U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion for fees and costs. The 4th Circuit has concluded ...

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