MDY Industries, LLC v. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. et al

Filing 76

ORDER re additional briefing re amicus curiae brief by Public Knowledge. Signed by Judge David G Campbell on 6/10/2008. (NVJ)

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MDY Industries, LLC v. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. et al Doc. 76 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Pending before the Court are the parties' cross motions for summary judgment. Dkt. ##39, 45. An amicus curiae brief has been filed by the public interest group Public Knowledge. Dkt. #75. Public Knowledge argues that WoW users are owners of the WoW software they purchased and therefore do not infringe copyright by using their software in a manner authorized by 17 U.S.C. 117. Id. at 12-21. MDY Industries and Michael ) ) Plaintiff/Counterdefendant, ) ) ) vs. ) ) Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.; and ) Vivendi Games, Inc., ) Defendants/Counterclaimants.) ) ) __________________________________) ) ) Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.; and ) Vivendi Games, Inc., ) ) Third-Party Plaintiffs, ) ) vs. ) ) Michael Donnelly, ) ) Third-Party Defendant. ) ) ) MDY Industries, LLC, No. CV-06-2555-PHX-DGC ORDER IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Donnelly make the same argument in their reply brief. Dkt. #69 at 2, 5, & n.7. The Court will require Blizzard Entertainment and Vivendi Games to respond to this argument. IT IS ORDERED that by June 20, 2008, Blizzard Entertainment and Vivendi Games shall file a response brief, not to exceed eight pages in length, addressing the specific argument identified above. No further briefing is permitted. DATED this 10th day of June, 2008. -2-

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