Defendants operated song lyric websites that infringed copyrights held by a group of music publishers. The company was run by the co-founder of MySpace Inc. The Court granted a default judgment to plaintiffs and awarded statutory damages in the sum of $12,500 per each of the 528 songs shown to be infringed for a total of $6,600,000. Plaintiffs were also awarded their attorneys fees.
Kudos to my former colleagues Paul Fakler and Ross Charap, who represented Plaintiffs.