Arista Records LLC et al v. Lime Wire LLC et al

Filing 337

MOTION Request for Judicial Notice re: 335 Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Motion,, 336 Affidavit in Opposition to Motion,, REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS MOTION FOR PARTIAL JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS. Document filed by Arista Records LLC, Atlantic Recording Corporation, BMG Music, Capitol Records, Inc., Elektra Entertainment Group, Inc., Interscope Records, Laface Records LLC, Motown Record Company, L.P., Priority Records LLC, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, UMG Recordings, Inc., Virgin Records America, Inc., Warner Bros. Records Inc..(Pomerantz, Glenn)

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Arista Records LLC et al v. Lime Wire LLC et al Doc. 337 Case 1:06-cv-05936-KMW -DCF Document 337 Filed 10/29/10 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ARISTA RECORDS LLC; ATLANTIC RECORDING CORPORATION; ARISTA MUSIC, fka BMG MUSIC; CAPITOL RECORDS LLC fka CAPITOL RECORDS, INC.; ELEKTRA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC.; INTERSCOPE RECORDS; LAFACE RECORDS LLC; MOTOWN RECORD COMPANY, L.P.; PRIORITY RECORDS LLC; SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, fka SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT; UMG RECORDINGS, INC.; VIRGIN RECORDS AMERICA, INC.; and WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC., Plaintiffs, v. LIME WIRE LLC; LIME GROUP LLC; MARK GORTON; GREG BILDSON; and M.J.G. LIME WIRE FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, Defendants. REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS' OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR PARTIAL JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS 06 Civ. 05936 (KMW) ECF CASE Glenn D. Pomerantz (pro hac vice) Kelly M. Klaus (pro hac vice) Jonathan H. Blavin (pro hac vice) Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 355 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213) 683-9100 Attorneys for Plaintiffs Date: October 29, 2010 12090982.1 Dockets.Justia.com Case 1:06-cv-05936-KMW -DCF Document 337 Filed 10/29/10 Page 2 of 2 REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE Plaintiffs respectfully request that the Court take judicial notice of the fact that individual tracks of sound recordings by Michael Jackson, including "Just Good Friends," are publicly available for download purchase on Apple's iTunes service. See Declaration of Jillian Song In Support of Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Partial Judgment on the Pleadings, 2 & Exs. A-B. This fact is judicially noticeable because it is "not subject to reasonable dispute in that it is . . . capable of accurate and ready determination by resort to sources whose accuracy cannot reasonably be questioned." Fed. R. Evid. 201(b). Pursuant to this standard, courts can and do take judicial notice of well-known methods of retail distribution see Carling Brewing Co. v. Philip Morris, Inc., 277 F. Supp. 326, 330 (N.D. Ga. 1967) (taking judicial notice of the fact that most retail establishments that sell beer also sell tobacco products) as well as internet content that is "capable of accurate and ready determination." Francarl Realty Corp. v. Town of East Hampton, 628 F. Supp. 2d 329, 332 n.3 (E.D.N.Y. 2009) overruled on other grounds, 375 F. App'x 145 (2d Cir. 2010). Judicial notice is likewise appropriate here. Dated: October 29, 2010 Los Angeles, CA Respectfully submitted /s/ Glenn D. Pomerantz Glenn D. Pomerantz Attorney for Plaintiffs Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 355 South Grand Avenue, 35th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560 (213) 683-9100 (213) 687-3702 (Fax) -112090982.1