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Alleged seeding of copyrighted material on BitTorrent is not copyright misuse

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2014

Judge Kennelly granted in part plaintiff Malibu Media’s motion to dismiss Doe defendant’s counterclaim and certain of its nineteen affirmative

Discovery limited to avoid a fishing expedition

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 5 2013

Judge Keys granted in part defendant MBHB’s motion to compel document production and request for admission responses in this copyright case involving

Counterclaim need not plead facts to overcome statute of limitations affirmative defense

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2013

Judge Shadur denied plaintiff Flava Works’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss defendant’s copyright infringement counterclaims. The fact that

Doe defendant allowed to use pseudonym in porn download case to avoid abusive litigation tactics

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 14 2012

Judge Tharp denied Doe defendant’s motion to quash a subpoena seeking his identifying information from his cable provider in this BitTorrent copyright case, but allowed the Doe to proceed in the suit using a pseudonym

Court reminds plaintiff of Rule 11 obligation in adult movie download case

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 24 2012

Judge Kim denied two Doe defendants’ motions to quash subpoenas to their Internet service providers in this copyright case involving BitTorrent downloads of adult movies as part of a “swarm.”

Contract claims sound in copyright

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2011

Judge Kocoras denied defendant's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and Rule 56 motion for summary judgment in this copyright and contract dispute involving photographs of Thomas & Friends characters - trains from the island of Sodor well-known to those like me with young children

DMCA false claims must be tied to copyrighted work

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2012

Judge Kendall granted defendant’s various Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motions to dismiss plaintiff Personal Keepsakes’ Digital Millenium Copyright Act, Lanham Act and related state law claims in this case involving copyrighted poems

Pro se defendant granted leeway re: Local Rule 56.1

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 16 2012

Judge Darrah granted pro se defendant summary judgment as to plaintiff’s copyright claims and dismissed plaintiff’s remaining state law claims for lack of jurisdiction

“Growing trend” that bit torrent DOE defendants need not be time-related

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 25 2014

TCYK, LLC, v. Does 1-44, No. 13 C 3825, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 20, 2014) (Dow J.). Judge Dow denied various Doe defendants' motions to grant

Failure to serve complaint courtesy copies leads to fine

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 7 2014

Judge Shadur sua sponte ordered plaintiff Malibu Media to serve a courtesy copy of its copyright complaint on the Court in compliance with Local Rule