Righthaven LLC v. Center For Intercultural Organizing et al

Filing 20

MOTION for Leave to Appear Amicus Curiae at Hearing; by Amicus Jason Schultz. Responses due by 1/3/2011. (Bowers, Chad)

Righthaven LLC v. Center For Intercultural Organizing et al Doc. 20 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 CHAD BOWERS bowers@lawyer.com CHAD A. BOWERS, LTD Nevada State Bar No. 7283 3202 West Charleston Boulevard Las Vegas, Nevada 89102 Telephone: (702) 457-1001 Attorney for Amicus Curiae PROFESSOR JASON SCHULTZ UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA RIGHTHAVEN LLC, a Nevada limitedliability company, Plaintiff, v. CENTER FOR INTERCULTURAL ORGANIZING, a not-for-profit Oregon entity, and KAYSE JAMA, an individual, Defendants. CASE NO.: 2:10-cv-01322 MOTION OF PROFESSOR JASON SCHULTZ TO APPEAR AN AMICUS CURIAE AT HEARING ON ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE FAIR USE 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 1 MOTION TO APPEAR AS AMICUS CURIAE Non-party Professor Jason Schultz hereby moves for leave to appear and present oral argument in the above-captioned case at the December 28, 2010 hearing regarding the Court's November 15, 2010 Order To Show Cause ("OSC") why this case should not be dismissed on fair-use grounds. Defendants have consented to Prof. Schultz's appearance. Plaintiff has objected to his appearance. As this Court is aware, Prof. Schultz is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and the codirector of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the University of California's Boalt Hall School of Law.1 On December 15, 2010, this Court granted Prof. Schultz's motion for leave to file an amicus curiae brief, and rescheduled the OSC hearing for December 28, 2010 (Dkt. No. 19). Prof. Schultz respectfully requests the opportunity to make himself available to the Court in case any questions arise from his amicus curiae brief, or from the parties' responses to the brief, and to present a short oral argument regarding the copyright legal and policy issues raised by the Court's OSC. In the alternative, Prof. Schultz could also be available telephonically. For the foregoing reasons, Prof. Schultz respectfully requests that the Court grant his motion for leave to appear and present oral argument in the above-captioned case at the December 28, 2010 hearing. Dated: December 16, 2010 Respectfully submitted, CHAD A. BOWERS, LTD. By: /s/ Chad Bowers Chad A. Bowers NV State Bar Number 7283 3202 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, Nevada 89102 Attorneys for Amicus Curiae Professor Jason Schultz Professor Schultz submits this brief on his own behalf, not on behalf of the Samuelson Law Clinic or the Boalt Hall School of Law. His counsel represents defendants in two other actions pending in this court that have been filed by Righthaven. See Case Nos. 10-cv-01343, 10-cv-01356. -2-