Viacom International, Inc. v. Youtube, Inc.

Filing 114

AMICUS BRIEF, CBS Corporation--[Edited 12/14/2010 by DH], FILED. Service date serviceTextdate,.,SKIP)[165050] [10-3270]

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Viacom International, Inc. v. Youtube, Inc. Doc. 114 10-3270-cv United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC., COMEDY PARTNERS, COUNTRY MUSIC TELEVISION, INC., PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION, BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION, LLC, Plaintiffs-Appellants, ­ v. ­ YOUTUBE, INC., YOUTUBE, LLC, GOOGLE, INC., Defendants-Appellees. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK BRIEF FOR CBS CORPORATION AS AMICUS CURIAE SUPPORTING APPELLANTS ROBERT PENCHINA LEVINE SULLIVAN KOCH & SCHULZ, L.L.P. Attorneys for CBS Corporation 321 West 44th Street, Suite 510 New York, New York 10036 (212) 850-6100 Dockets.Justia.com CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT Pursuant to Rules 26.1 and 29(c)(1) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, amicus curiae, CBS Corporation, certifies that it is a publicly traded corporation and has no publicly owned parent corporation. National Amusements, Inc., a privately held company, directly owns the majority of the voting stock of CBS Corporation. DATED: December 10, 2010 LEVINE SULLIVAN KOCH & SCHULZ, LLP By_/s/Robert Penchina______ ROBERT PENCHINA TABLE OF CONTENTS Page INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE................................................................... ARGUMENT .................................................................................................... CONCLUSION ................................................................................................. 1 2 3 i INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE Amicus curiae CBS Corporation ("CBS") respectfully submits this brief in support of appellants.1 Through its various subsidiaries and affiliated companies, CBS is engaged in the creation and production of original television and radio programming and content, gathering news and information, and broadcasting, publicly performing, publicly displaying, licensing and otherwise distributing its copyrighted programming and content. As creator and distributor of many of the nation's most popular television programs and other content, effective copyright protection is crucial to CBS. As a result, CBS has a significant interest in the important issues before this Court concerning the interpretation of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §§ 101 et seq., and in particular the Digital Millennium Copyright Act provisions codified at § 512 (the "DMCA"). CBS is filing this brief because of its significant concerns with the district court's decision. CBS believes that, if not reversed by this Court, that decision threatens to impose 1 All of the parties to this appeal have consented to the submission of an amicus brief by CBS. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 29(c)(5) and Second Circuit Rule 29.1(b), CBS states that no counsel for a party has written this brief in whole or in part; and that no person or entity, other than CBS, has made a monetary contribution that was intended to fund the preparation or submission of this brief. substantial negative consequences for all copyright owners who are subject to mass Internet piracy of their works. ARGUMENT Amici curiae the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. ("MPAA") and the Independent Film & Television AllianceŽ (IFTAŽ) have submitted an amici curiae brief, dated as of today, which thoughtfully sets forth the reasons why the decision of the district court should be reversed. CBS adopts the arguments for reversal of the district court's decision made in IFTAŽ and MPAA's brief as though fully set forth herein, and respectfully urges that the decision of the district court be reversed. 2 CONCLUSION For the reasons set forth herein, CBS respectfully submits that the district court's judgment should be reversed. DATED: December 10, 2010 LEVINE SULLIVAN KOCH & SCHULZ, LLP By: /s/Robert Penchina ROBERT PENCHINA 321 W. 44th Street, Suite 510 New York, NY 10036 (212) 850-6100 Attorneys for Amicus Curiae CBS Corporation 3 CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE, FED. R. APP. P. 29 & 32 Pursuant to Rules 29 and 32 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, I certify that: 1. This brief complies with the type-volume limitation of Rule 32(a)(7)(B) because this brief contains 335 words, excluding the parts of the brief exempted by Rule 32(a)(7)(B)(iii); and 2. This brief complies with the typeface requirements of Rule 32(a)(5) and the type-style requirements of Rule 32(a)(6) because this brief has been prepared in a proportionally spaced typeface using Microsoft Word 2003 in Times New Roman, 14 point. Dated: December 10, 2010 /s/ Robert Penchina____________ ROBERT PENCHINA STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NEW YORK ) ) ) ss.: AFFIDAVIT OF CM/ECF SERVICE I, Robin M. Zuckerman, being duly sworn, depose and say that deponent is not a party to the action, is over 18 years of age. On December 10, 2010 deponent served the within: Brief for CBS Corporation as Amicus Curiae Supporting Appellants upon: SEE ATTACHED SERVICE LIST via the CM/ECF Case Filing System. All counsel of record in this case are registered CM/ECF users. 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