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What happens if you destroy evidence in a copyright infringement case?

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Copyright Infringement Essentials - Penalties and Sanctions for "disposing of the evidence."

In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve® IP lawyer discusses what happens when you are faced with litigation and possibly receive a litigation hold letter.  In these cases, you have a duty to preserve evidence and if you don't and judgment can be entered against you (in the worst form of intentional spoliation). Or, an "adverse inference" or negative jury instruction could work against you at trial.  The rule at issue is F.R.C.P. 37(e).

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