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

Filing 557

REPLY re: 432 Rule 56.1 Statement,. Document filed by Mark Gorton, Lime Group LLC, Lime Wire LLC, M.J.G. Lime Wire Family Limited Partnership. (Meloro, Thomas)

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ARISTA RECORDS LLC; ATLANTIC RECORDING CORPORATION; ARISTA MUSIC, fka BMG MUSIC; 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, ECF Case 06 CV 5936 (KMW)(DF) against LIME GROUP LLC; LIME WIRE LLC; MARK GORTON; GREG BILDSON; and M.J.G. LIME WIRE FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP; Defendants. DEFENDANTS' RESPONSES TO PLAINTIFFS' STATEMENT OF MATERIAL FACTS PURSUANT TO LOCAL CIVIL RULE 56.1 Defendants Lime Group LLC, Lime Wire LLC, Mark Gorton and M.J.G. Lime Wire Family Limited Partnership (collectively, the "Defendants") set forth, in support of their Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on the Direct Infringement of the Works at Issue (the "Opposition"), the following responses to Plaintiffs' Statement of Undisputed Material Facts In Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Regarding Direct Infringement, Pursuant To Local Civil Rule 56.1. Defendants' responses set forth below are only for the purposes of the Opposition, and Defendants reserve the right to refute any of the allegations set forth in Plaintiffs' reply briefing and in other proceedings in the above-captioned action. 1. DtecNet: The anti-piracy firm DtecNet Software downloaded 10,181 of Plaintiffs' copyrighted works from U.S.-based LimeWire users. See Declaration of Kelly M. Klaus, 2 & Ex. 1 (RC-00008845). Undisputed as to the fact that DtecNet downloaded 10,181 songs from Lime Wire users. Otherwise disputed to the extent that Plaintiffs have failed to prove ownership of certain of the works. See Defendants' Responses to Plaintiffs' Statement of Material Facts Pursuant to Local Civil Rule 56.1 accompanying Defendants' Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on Copyright Ownership. 2. MediaSentry: The anti-piracy firm MediaSentry Inc. downloaded 1,024 of Plaintiffs' copyrighted works from U.S.-based LimeWire users. See Declaration of Kelly M. Klaus, 2 & Ex. 1 (RC-00008845). Undisputed as to the fact that MediaSentry downloaded 1,024 songs from Lime Wire users. Otherwise disputed to the extent that Plaintiffs have failed to prove ownership of certain of the works. See Defendants' Responses to Plaintiffs' Statement of Material Facts Pursuant to Local Civil Rule 56.1 accompanying Defendants' Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on Copyright Ownership. -2- Dated: New York, NY February 28, 2011 WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER LLP _/s/ Thomas J. Meloro________________________ Thomas J. Meloro (tmeloro@willkie.com) Tariq Mundiya (tmundiya@willkie.com) Joseph T. Baio (jbaio@willkie.com) Amina Jafri (ajafri@willkie.com) 787 Seventh Avenue New York, New York 10019 Phone: (212) 728-8000 Fax: (212) 728-8111 Counsel for Defendants Lime Group LLC; Lime Wire LLC; Mark Gorton; and M.J.G. Lime Wire Family Limited Partnership -3-