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Thread #16566   Message #160939
Posted By: Okiemockbird
10-Jan-00 - 09:04 PM
Thread Name: 'Should auld copyrights be forgot ?'
Subject: RE: BS: 'Should auld copyrights be forgot ?'
I hadn't remembered the case law quite right. Fogerty won in the district court on the question of infringement. What went to the Supreme Court was the district court's denial of his attorney's fees. The Supreme Court ruled that the denial of attorney's fees had been based on the wrong standard, and sent the case back down. I don't know if Fogerty was ever awarded attorney's fees. I'll try to check into it.

If in my post above substitute "court" or "district court" for "Supreme Court", and "judge" for "judges", you come up with what still amounts to a true statement: It was expensive and disruptive for Fogerty.

Sorry about the mixup.

T.