2024-06-16 23:52:28
Judge in Capitol v. Thomas Considers New Trial legislation


“The judge in Capitol Records v. Thomas said today he’s thinking about granting a new trial because he may have committed a ‘manifest error of law’ in his jury instructions. He says that his instruction that simply uploading music to a P2P network without any proof that anyone actually downloaded it may conflict with a case in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals that said ‘infringement of [the distribution right] requires an actual dissemination.’ Briefs are due by May 29, with oral argument July 1. The judge invited friend of the court briefs by May 29, as well.”

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