Sony Gets $6 Million in DMCA Case
“Defendant Filipiak ran an online business that sold, among other things, “mod chips” that allowed Sony PlayStation and PlayStation 2 consoles to play copied games. Sony filed suit against Filipiak under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), which makes it illegal to sell any device that is primarily designed or produced to circumvent a technological measure that effectively controls access to copyrighted works. 17 U.S.C. §1201(a)(2).
“Filipiak stipulated to liability for selling circumvention devices. The court awarded Sony over $6 million in statutory damages under 17 U.S.C. §1203(c)(3)(A).”
InternetCases.com. Hefty Award to Sony In Action Against Seller of PlayStation 2 ‘Mod Chips.’ Jan. 13, 2006.
CopyCense. Hackers Bypass PSP Copy Protection. May 7, 2005.
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