The San Antonio, Texas, case of Maverick Recording Co. v. Harper, in which the RIAA is pursuing a young lady who was 16 years of age at the time of the alleged infringement, will proceed to a jury trial on November 17th over the issue of whether she is entitled to the innocent infringement defense, which might reduce the statutory damages from $750 to $200.
The judge has previously ruled that the RIAA must proceed to trial on this issue unless it were willing to accept $200 per infringement, since there are many material factual issues that must be decided by the jury.
This will be only the second known jury trial in the RIAA litigation campaign, and the first to focus on the innocent infringement defense.
The trial is scheduled as follows:
When: Monday, November 17, 2008, 9:30 A.M.
Where: John H. Wood, Jr., Courthouse
Courtroom #3, First Floor
655 East Durango
San Antonio, Texas
The trial is open to the public.
Notice of Trial
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