Federal Court awards costs and fees in Roky Erickson copyright infringement case
April 4, 2011 -- United States Magistrate Judge Howard R. Lloyd issued an order on March 30, 2011, granting PE&G's motion and awarding costs and fees for the firm's collection efforts following entry of judgment in a case brought on behalf of legendary recording artist Roky Erickson and related entities. The firm's motion tested, successfully as it turned out, the proposition that a plaintiff in a copyright infringement case was entitled to an award of post-judgment costs and fees under the federal Copyright Act and California state law. For a copy of Judge Lloyd's order, click here. Roky Erickson just finished several highly anticipated and capacity shows at this year's South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, including an appearance with cult-favorite, the Meat Puppets.