MPCA King of Spades v. T.E.C. 2 Broad., Inc., No. 1:11cv00080, 2012 WL 1203372 (W.D. Va. Apr. 10, 2012)

Key Insight: In litigation including claims that defendants had publically broadcast plaintiffs? copyrighted music without permission, the court noted that the question of ?what songs have been played and when? was at the ?heart? of the litigation and that the inability to retrieve that information in an ?easily accessible format? was the result of defendants? failure to preserve such that mirror imaging was warranted to determine if deleted programming logs could be restored and ordered that defendant bear the risk of any possible interruption to its ability to broadcast while the copying occurred (i.e., plaintiff would not be liable for any interruption in programming)

Nature of Case: Copyright infringement

Electronic Data Involved: Programming logs

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