Realnetworks, Inc. et al v. DVD Copy Control Association, Inc. et al

Filing 49

MOTION to Relate Case ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED filed by Disney Enterprises, Inc., Paramount Pictures Corp., Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, NBC Universal, Inc., Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., Viacom, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Stipulation)(Lynch, Rebecca) (Filed on 10/20/2008)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 GLENN D. POMERANTZ (SBN 112503) Glenn.Pomerantz@mto.com BART H. WILLIAMS (SBN 134009) Bart.Williams@mto.com KELLY M. KLAUS (SBN 161091) Kelly.Klaus@mto.com MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON LLP 355 South Grand Avenue Thirty-Fifth Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560 Telephone: (213) 683-9100 Facsimile: (213) 687-3702 ROBERT H. ROTSTEIN (SBN 72452) rxr@msk.com ERIC J. GERMAN (SBN 224557) ejg@msk.com BETSY A. ZEDEK (SBN 241653) baz@msk.com MITCHELL SILBERBERG & KNUPP LLP 11377 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90064-1683 Tel: (310) 312-2000; Fax: (310) 312-3100 GREGORY P. GOECKNER (SBN 103693) gregory_goeckner@mpaa.org DANIEL E. ROBBINS (SBN 156934) danJobbins@mpaa.org 15301 Ventura Boulevard, Building E Sherman Oaks, California 91403-3102 Tel: (818) 995-6600; Fax: (818) 285-4403 Attorneys for Defendants DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC., PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORP., SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT, INC., TWENTIETH ,CENTURY FOX FILM CORP., NBC UNIVERSAL, INC., WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, INC., AND VIACOM, INC. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 REALNETWORKS, INC., a Washington Corporation; and REALNETWORKS HOME ENTERTAINMENT, INC., a Delaware corporation, Plaintiffs, CASE NO. C 08-4548 MHP STIPULATION REGARDING ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED 27 vs. 28 II-----------------J 6166384.1 STIP. RE: ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 DVD COPY CONTROL ASSOCIATION, INC., a Delaware nonprofit corporation, DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC., a Delaware corporation; PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORP., a Delaware corporation; SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT, INC., a Delaware corporation; TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORP., a Delaware corporation; NBC UNIVERSAL, INC., a Delaware corporation; WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, INC., a Delaware corporation; and VIACOM, INC., a Delaware Corporation, Defendants. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 6166384.\ STIP. RE: ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 STIPULATION This Stipulation is made with reference to the following facts: WHEREAS, on September 30, 2008, Plaintiffs and Counterclaim-defendants Real Networks, Inc. and Real Networks Home Entertainment, Inc. (collectively, "Real") filed the above-captioned action (hereinafter, "Declaratory Relief Suit") against Defendants DVD CCA, Disney Enterprises, Inc., Paramount Pictures Corp., Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., NBC Universal, Inc., Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. and Viacom, Inc., seeking a declaratory judgment that, in marketing and selling its RealDVD product, Real did not breach the CSS License Agreement between it and the DVD CCA and did not violate the anticircumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 1201 ("DMCA"); WHEREAS, that same morning, Defendants and Counterclaim Plaintiffs Paramount Pictures Corp., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. (collectively, "the Studios") (along with Universal City Studios Productions LLLP, Universal City Studios LLLP, Walt Disney Pictures, Sony Pictures Television Inc., and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.) filed a case in the Central District of California (hereinafter, the "Affirmative Suit"), alleging that, in marketing and selling its RealDVD product, Real breached the CSS License Agreement and violated the anticircumvention measures of the DMCA; WHEREAS, on October 14, 2008, the Affirmative Suit was formally transferred to the Northern District of California and assigned case number C 08-04719 CRB; WHEREAS, the Declaratory Relief Suit that is currently pending before this Court involves substantially the same parties and claims as those in the Affirmative Suit, and it is highly likely that it will be unduly burdensome to duplicate the proceedings before two different judges; WHEREAS, there is also an extremely high risk of conflicting results if two judges reach independent conclusions on essentially the same claims regarding the same product; IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED BY THE PARTIES, by and through their undersigned counsel of record, and the parties jointly request, that the Affirmative Suit be related to and consolidated with the Declaratory Relief Suit currently pending before this Court. 6166384.1 - 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1- STIP. RE: ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED 1 2 3 4 5 By: 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 DATED: October 20, 2008 MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON LLP MITCHELL SILBERBERG & KNUPP LLP GREGORYP.GOECKNER DANIEL E. ROBBINS lsi Rebecca Gose Lynch REBECCA GOSE LYNCH Attorneys for Defendants DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC., PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORP., SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT, INC., TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORP., NBC UNIVERSAL, INC., WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, INC., AND VIACOM, INC. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 DATED: October 20, 2008 WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & rOSATI By: lsi Michael Berta MICHAEL BERTA Attorneys for Plaintiffs and Counterclaim Defendants DATED: October 20, 2008 AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP WHITE & CASE LLP By: lsi Stephen Mick STEPHEN MICK Attorneys for Defendant DVD COPY CONTROL ASSOCIAnON 6166384.1 -2- STIP. RE: ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED

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