$9,350 in Damages Ordered for Mayweather v. Pacquiao Commercial Piracy

Reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court, D. Connecticut, assessing damages of $9,350 for the commercial piracy of the Mayweather v. Pacquiao boxing bout. In the recent case (J & J Sports Productions, Inc. v. Pistol Pete’s Bar and Grill) the Defendants displayed the bout without paying the commercial sub licencing … More $9,350 in Damages Ordered for Mayweather v. Pacquiao Commercial Piracy

Commercial Piracy of UFC 163 Leads to $6,000 Damage Award

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries of combat sports piracy judgements, reasons were released last week by the US District Court, E.D. New York, awarding damages of $6,000 for the commercial piracy of UFC 163. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Maupin) the Defendants displayed UFC 163 in a commercial establishment … More Commercial Piracy of UFC 163 Leads to $6,000 Damage Award

$18,000 in Damages Ordered For Piracy of Pacquiao v. Bradley

In the latest piracy prosecution for a combat sports Pay Per View event, reasons for judgement were released last week ordering $18,000 in damages for the piracy of Pacquiao v. Bradley. In the recent case (J&J Sports Productions , Inc. v. Catsup Burger Bar) the Defendants displayed the PPV bout without paying the commercial sub-licensing … More $18,000 in Damages Ordered For Piracy of Pacquiao v. Bradley

$15,000 Damages Assessed for Piracy of UFC 168

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries of combat sports piracy judgements, reasons were released last week by the US District Court, S.D. Texas Houston Division, ordering a Defendant to pay $15,000 in damages for piracy of UFC 168. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Izalco Inc.) the Defendant broadcast UFC 168 in a … More $15,000 Damages Assessed for Piracy of UFC 168

UFC 197 Piracy Leads to $12,600 Damage Assessment

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries of combat sports piracy judgements, reasons were released last week by the US District Court, N.D. Alabama, Middle Division, assessing damages for the commercial piracy of UFC 197. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions Inc. v. The Sports Nut, LLC) the Defendant displayed UFC 197 in a … More UFC 197 Piracy Leads to $12,600 Damage Assessment

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