Viacom International Inc. et al v. YouTube, Inc. et al

Filing 31

ORDER RE PARTIES' PROPOSED FORM OF PROTECTIVE ORDER re 30 Stipulation filed by YouTube, LLC, Google Inc., YouTube, Inc. Signed by Judge Patricia V. Trumbull on July 2, 2009. (pvtlc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/2/2009)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 SAN JOSE DIVISION 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 VIACOM INTERNATIONAL, INC., ET AL, ) ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) ) YOUTUBE, INC., ET AL., ) ) Defendants. ) ___________________________________ ) Case No.: C 08-MC-80211 JF (PVT) ORDER RE PARTIES PROPOSED FORM OF PROTECTIVE ORDER On June 30, 2009, the parties filed a [Proposed] Stipulated Pre-Trial Protective Order. Based on the form of order submitted, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that no later than July 24, 2009 the parties shall brief whether this court may enter a stipulated pretrial protective order in the above-captioned action in light of its pendency in another district and the language set forth in Rule 26(c)(1)("A party from whom discovery is sought may move for a protective order in the court where the action is pending or as an alternative on matters relating to deposition, in the court for the district where the deposition will be taken."). In the order granting defendant YouTube's motion to compel dated January 14, 2009, the court had stated that the parties may agree that a stipulated protective order relating to BayTSP's other clients shall govern from this district. ("January 14, 2009 Order"). Upon further consideration, however, the court finds that additional briefing is needed. ORDER, page 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall submit a revised form of order that rewords Paragraph 13 to read as follows: "Each party shall make efforts that are `reasonably designed' to protect its privileged materials. See Gomez v. Vernon, 255 F.3d 1118, 1131-32 (9th Cir. 2001). What constitutes efforts that are reasonably designed to protect privileged materials depends on the circumstances; the law does not require `strenuous or Herculean efforts,' just `reasonable efforts.' See, e.g., Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. v. Rambus, Inc. 2008 WL 350641, *1*2 (ND Cal., Feb. 2, 2008); see also, FED.R.CIV.PRO. 26(f)(3) advisory committee's notes to 2006 amendments (discussing the substantial costs and delays that can result from attempts to avoid waiving privilege, particularly when discovery of electronic information is involved). When a particular Rule 34 request requires a production or inspection that is too voluminous, expedited or complex (such as certain electronic productions) to allow for an adequate preproduction review, the parties may enter into non-waiver agreements for that particular production. If the requesting party is unwilling to enter into such an agreement, the Producing Party may move the court for a non-waiver order. "In the event that, despite reasonable efforts, a Producing Party discovers it has inadvertently produced privileged materials, then within 30 calendar days the Producing party shall notify the Receiving Party that the document(s) or materials should have been withheld on grounds of privilege. After the Receiving Party receives this notice from the Producing Party under this paragraph, the Receiving Party shall not disclose or release the inadvertently produced material to any person or entity pending resolution of the Producing Party's claim of privilege. The parties shall hold a meet and confer, as defined in Civil Local Rule 1-5(n), as soon as reasonably possible after a notice of inadvertent production. If the Producing Party and Receiving Party agree that the inadvertently produced material is privileged, and was disclosed despite efforts by the Producing Party that were `reasonably designed' to protect the materials, then the Receiving Party shall return or certify the destruction of all copies (including summaries) of such material. If no agreement is reached, then within 10 court days after the meet and confer, the Producing Party must seek a ruling from this court to establish that the material is privileged and that the Producing Party did not waive the privilege by inadvertently producing the material. If the Producing Party seeks such a ruling, the Receiving Party shall not disclose or release the inadvertently produced material to any person or entity pending the court's ruling on the Producing Party's motion." IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the stipulated protective order shall provide appropriate 21 instructions for requesting confidential materials be filed under seal pursuant to Local Rule 79-5. 22 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, pending entry of the final form of protective order, the 23 provisions of the parties' proposed form of protective order, as modified herein, shall govern the 24 handling of confidential information exchanged or disclosed during discovery in this case. 25 Dated: July 2, 2009 26 27 28 ORDER, page 2 PATRICIA V. TRUMBULL United States Magistrate Judge

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