Piracy of Mayweather vs. Pacquaio Leads to $13,000 Damage Award

Reasons for judgement were recently released by the US District Court, D. Oregon, Portland Division, assessing damages of $13,000 for the commercial piracy of the Mayweather vs. Pacquaio bout. In the recent case (J & J Sports Productions, Inc. v. Silva) the Defendants displayed the boxing pay per view program in a commercial establishment without … More Piracy of Mayweather vs. Pacquaio Leads to $13,000 Damage Award

Zuffa Again Uses Copyright Act To Bolster Damages in Piracy Lawsuit

Last month an apparent new strategy was highlighted where the UFC’s parent company, Zuffa LLC, is using the Copyright Act to increase damages in piracy prosecutions.  A second judgement was recently published utilizing this same strategy. In the recent case (Zuffa, LLC v. Fizion Cafe) the Defendant displayed UFC 205 without paying the commercial sub … More Zuffa Again Uses Copyright Act To Bolster Damages in Piracy Lawsuit

UFC 201 Piracy Leads to $30,000 Damage Award

In the latest piracy prosecution involving a UFC Pay Per View broadcast reasons for judgement were published by the US District Court, D. South Carolina, Columbia Division, assessing damages of $30,000. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Collective Minds, LLC) the Defendants displayed UFC 201 at a commercial establishment without paying the commercial … More UFC 201 Piracy Leads to $30,000 Damage Award

Zuffa Uses Copyright Act To Increase Damages Against PPV Piracy

Normally when UFC Pay Per View programs are commercially pirated lawsuits are brought by the UFC’s commercial distributor and damages are sought for statutory harm for satellite or cable theft. In an interesting twist to this norm, recent reasons for judgement were released involving a prosecution by Zuffa as the Plaintiff also seeking damages for … More Zuffa Uses Copyright Act To Increase Damages Against PPV Piracy

Piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez Leads to $49,825 Judgement

In a judgement on the steeper side of commercial piracy awards reasons for judgment were recently released by the US District Court,  W.D. Texas, San Antonio Division, awarding over $49,000 following piracy of a boxing pay per view program. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. AIH Alamo Ice House) the Defendant establishment … More Piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez Leads to $49,825 Judgement

UFC 196 Piracy Leads to $4,500 Damage Assessment

Adding to this site’s archived cases addressing UFC PPV piracy assessments, reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania, assessing damages of $4,500 for the commercial piracy of UFC 196. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions Inc. v. Michelina Enterprises, Inc) the Defendant displayed UFC 196 without paying the … More UFC 196 Piracy Leads to $4,500 Damage Assessment

$30,000 in Damages Assessed For UFC 207 Piracy

Reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court D. South Carolina, Spartanburg Division assessing damages of $30,000 for the commercial piracy of UFC 207. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc v. Waymore’s Bar and Grill) the Defendant displayed UFC 207 in their establishment without paying the commercial sub-licensing fees to … More $30,000 in Damages Assessed For UFC 207 Piracy

UFC 171 Piracy Leads to $13,500 Damage Award

Adding to this site’s UFC PPV piracy database, reasons for judgement were recently released by the US District Court, SD West Virginia, Charleston Division, assessing damages for the commercial piracy of a UFC broadcast. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc v. Nichols) the Defendants displayed UFC 171 in a commercial establishment without paying … More UFC 171 Piracy Leads to $13,500 Damage Award

$25,000 Damages Awarded for UFC 183 Piracy

Reasons for judgement were released this week by the US District Court, E.D. Louisiana, awarding damages for the piracy of UFC 183. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. DML, LLC) the Defendant operated a sports bar which displayed UFC 183 without paying the commercial sub-licencing fee. The Plaintiff obtained default judgement of … More $25,000 Damages Awarded for UFC 183 Piracy

No Right to Indemnity in UFC Cable Theft Piracy Prosecutions

Reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court, S.D. Alabama, Southern Division, finding that there is ‘no right to indemnity’ when a Defendant is sued for alleged piracy of a pay per view broadcast. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotion, Inc. v. Cloud 9 Vapes LLC) the Defendant broadcast a UFC … More No Right to Indemnity in UFC Cable Theft Piracy Prosecutions