National Magazine Explores Copyright With Help From Local Lawyer

Nashville lawyer Stephen Zralek is interviewed in this month's ABA Journal cover story, which explores the unique business model that several newspaper publishers adopted to sue more than 250 individuals and entities around the world for copyright infringement. Zralek, who successfully defended one of these cases in federal court in Las Vegas, talks about the costs of litigating copyright disputes. “There are times when worthy plaintiffs can’t afford an hourly rate and can’t convince a lawyer to take it on contingency,” he says. "For someone who has a valuable work and there’s clear infringement -- and they have ability to pay and they would lose more money than not litigating -- the answer is simple.” Read the story