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

Filing 610

REPLY re: 432 Rule 56.1 Statement,. Document filed by Arista Music, fka BMG Music, Arista Records LLC, Atlantic Recording Corporation, BMG Music, Capitol Records, Inc., Capitol Records, LLC, fka Capitol Records, Inc., Elektra Entertainment Group Inc., Elektra Entertainment Group, Inc., Interscope Records, Laface Records LLC, Motown Record Company, L.P., Priority Records LLC, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, fka Sony BMG Music Entertainment, UMG Recordings, Inc., Virgin Records America, Inc., Warner Bros. Records Inc.. (Klaus, Kelly)

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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. PLAINTIFFS' REPLY TO DEFENDANTS' RESPONSES TO RULE 56.1 STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT REGARDING DIRECT INFRINGEMENT, PURSUANT TO LOCAL CIVIL RULE 56.1 Glenn D. Pomerantz (pro hac vice) Kelly M. Klaus (pro hac vice) Melinda E. LeMoine Jonathan H. Blavin (pro hac vice) Susan T. Boyd (pro hac vice) Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 355 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213) 683-9100 Attorneys for Plaintiffs Date: March 7, 2011 06 Civ. 05936 (KMW) ECF CASE Pursuant to Local Rule 56.1, plaintiffs 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. (collectively, "plaintiffs" or the "Record Companies"), set forth in support of their motion for partial summary judgment filed concurrently herewith, the following reply to Defendants' Responses to Plaintiffs' Rule 56. 1 statement of the material facts as to which there is no genuine issue to be tried: DOWNLOAD EVIDENCE 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). Defendants' Response: 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. Plaintiffs' Reply: Defendants do not dispute the material fact that DtecNet downloaded 10,181 of Plaintiffs' copyrighted works from U.S.-based LimeWire users. Defendants instead raise a legal argument that proof of ownership and proof of unauthorized distribution and copying did not coincide for a very limited number of works, which Plaintiffs -1- address in their Reply to Defendants' Responses To Rule 56.1 Statement in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Regarding Ownership, at 33, 39, 43, 52, 78, 83-85, and their Reply Memorandum of Law, at Section 2C, in support of that ownership motion. 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). Defendants Response: 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. Plaintiffs' Reply: Defendants do not dispute the material fact that MediaSentry downloaded 1,024 of Plaintiffs' copyrighted works from U.S.-based LimeWire users. Defendants instead raise a legal argument that proof of ownership and proof of unauthorized distribution and copying did not coincide for a very limited number of works, which Plaintiffs address in their Reply to Defendants' Responses To Rule 56.1 Statement in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Regarding Ownership, at 33, 39, 43, 52, 78, 83-85, and their Reply Memorandum of Law, at Section 2C, in support of that ownership motion. Dated: March 7, 2011 Respectfully submitted, /s/ Kelly M. Klaus Kelly M. Klaus 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) -2-