UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA WESTERN DIVISION
November 30, 2012
PEERMUSIC, III, LTD., ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
LIVEUNIVERSE, INC., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. George H. WU United States District Judge
On September 26, 2011, the Court heard Plaintiffs' Motion For Final Default Judgment Against Defendants (the "Motion"). Having reviewed and considered the Motion, the record of the proceedings in this case, all supporting documents, and for good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that:
1. Defendants' infringement of Plaintiffs' copyrights, including Plaintiffs' copyright in the lyrics of each of the 528 songs specifically identified by Plaintiffs in the Motion, was willful and in bad faith.
2. As a result, Defendants shall pay Plaintiffs statutory damages in the amount of $12,500 for each of the aforementioned 528 songs, or a total of $6,600,000.
3. Defendants shall also pay Plaintiffs' attorney's fees incurred in this action, in the amount of $727,839.00 and costs in the sum of $28, 459.00.
4. In addition, Defendants, and each of their officers, directors, agents, servants, employees and representatives, and those persons in active concert or participation with them or any of them, are hereby immediately and permanently enjoined from reproducing, publicly displaying or publicly distributing the lyrics to any musical composition owned by Plaintiffs by any means including, but not limited to, allowing public access to any website owned, operated, licensed, authorized or controlled by Defendants that reproduces, publicly displays or publicly distributes such lyrics including without limitation the websites located at www.lyricsdownload.com, www.completealbumlyrics.com and www.lyricsandsongs.com.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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