Blizzard Entertainment Inc v. Michael Vankuipers et al

Filing 21

JUDGMENT by Judge Cormac J. Carney, in favor of Blizzard Entertainment Inc against Michael Simpson in the principal amount of $150,000.00, interest in the amount of $0.00, attorneys fees of $41,792.75, costs of $3,645.21 for a total judgment of $195,437.96. (rla)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 SOUTHERN DIVISION 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 ) BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, INC. ) Case No.: SACV 10-01495-CJC(MLGx) ) a Delaware Corporation ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) JUDGMENT ) ) MICHAEL VANKUIPERS a/k/a ) “Perma” or “Permaphrost,” an ) individual; MICHAEL SIMPSON a/k/a ) Matt Cooper, a/k/a “Cranix” and ) “Cranyx”; JOHN ROE a/k/a ) “linuxawesome” and DOES 1 through ) 10, inclusive, ) ) Defendants. ) ) ) 23 On July 11, 2011, the Court issued an order entering default judgment against 24 Defendant Michael Simpson a/k/a Matt Cooper a/k/a “Cranix” and “Cranyx.” In 25 accordance with that order, judgment is hereby entered in favor of Plaintiff Blizzard 26 Entertainment, Inc. (“Blizzard”). Mr. Simpson is ordered to pay Blizzard statutory 27 damages in the amount of $150,000.00 plus postjudgment interest pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 28 -1- 1 § 1961 at the rate of 0.16%, attorney’s fees of $41,792.75,1 and costs of $3,645.21. 2 Furthermore, Mr. Simpson and his officers, agents, servants, employees, attorneys, 3 successors, licensees, partners, and assigns, and all those acting directly or indirectly in 4 concert or participation with any of them, are permanently enjoined from: (1) infringing 5 Blizzard’s Starcraft II copyrights by engaging in activities including without limitation 6 the development, sale, and/or distribution of software products designed to modify or 7 hack Blizzard’s online video game Starcraft II including without limitation the “CraniX 8 MapHack,” (2) inducing or contributing to third party infringements of Blizzard’s 9 Starcraft II copyrights, (3) intentionally interfering with Blizzard’s contracts with 10 Starcraft II players, and (4) violating the Starcraft II end user license agreement 11 (“EULA”) and Battle.net terms of use (“TOU”). 12 13 DATED: 14 July 20, 2011 __________________________________ 15 CORMAC J. CARNEY 16 UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 Blizzard submitted evidence that it incurred $40,422.75 in attorneys’ fees for work through the end of June 2011. Blizzard further anticipated that it would incur an additional $5,500 in fees for services rendered in July 2011. The Court finds it reasonable to award $1,370 in fees for work performed in July 2011. This award permits recovery for (1) Mr. Mayer and Ms. Rubin each spending one hour to prepare for and attend the July 11, 2011 hearing on Blizzard’s motion for entry of default judgment and (2) Ms. Rubin spending two hours to prepare a supplemental declaration and redacted billing statements to support Blizzard’s request for attorneys’ fees and costs. -2-