Houston ISD to seek reduction in $9.2M copyright verdict
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Houston ISD to seek reduction in $9.2M copyright verdict

1of4In this image taken from DynaStudy’s lawsuit against Houston ISD, lawyers for the company illustrate how they believe a school district teacher cropped out the company’s logo and copyright information from a DynaStudy biology study guide before sharing the remaining content with other educators. A federal jury awarded $9.2 million to DynaStudy on Thursday for repeated copyright violations by HISD employees. Lawyers for Houston ISD plan to file motions seeking a reduction in the $9.2 million federal verdict issued against the district last month for repeated copyright violations . “Attorneys for the district will be filing motions with the court challenging some of the monetary amounts awarded to the plaintiff by the jury as being unsupported by the evidence in the case,” HISD said in the statement. “Other procedural motions will be filed, as well.” Through their motions, HISD will seek to limit the fallout from a costly decision by jurors, who sided on all counts with DynaStudy following three years of litigation. If the verdict stands, HISD likely will pay any judgment out of the district’s general fund, which goes toward employee salaries and other day-to-day operational costs. DynaStudy also is seeking nearly $1.5 million in attorneys’ fees. […]

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