News for Mar. 27, 2005

Video retailer to pay $500,000 for copyright offence

3/27/05, 11:36 am EST - Xoanon

Video retail chain TS Group and its suppliers have been found guilty of infringing copyrights from the movie, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. On Monday, the High Court ruled that the company had to pay all legal costs, damages and punitive damages for its actions. The total amount is expected to be about $500,000. In July 2003, TS Group started distributing VCDs of the movie at its retail outlets. The company claimed that the VCDs were legitimate parallel imports. [More]