Disney Enterprises, Inc. et al v. Hotfile Corp. et al
NOTICE by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Disney Enterprises, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios Productions LLLP, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. re 104 Plaintiff's MOTION for Protective Order PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR A PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING PLAINTIFFS' ANTIPIRACY INVESTIGATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES --NOTICE OF FILING DECLARATION OF LUKE C. PLATZER IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER (DE 104) (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit DECLARATION OF LUKE C. PLATZER IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit 6, # 8 Exhibit 7, # 9 Exhibit 8, # 10 Exhibit 9, # 11 Exhibit 10, # 12 Exhibit 11, # 13 Exhibit 12, # 14 Exhibit 13)(Stetson, Karen)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
CASE NO. 11-20427-JORDAN
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.,
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM
CORPORATION, UNIVERSAL CITY
STUDIOS PRODUCTIONS LLLP,
COLUMBIA PICTURES INDUSTRIES,
INC., and WARNER BROS.
HOTFILE CORP., ANTON TITOV, and
RE-NOTICE OF DEPOSITION OF WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
PURSUANT TO F.R.C.P. 30(B)(6)
TO ALL PARTIES AND THEIR COUNSEL OF RECORD:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, pursuant to Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure, Defendant Hotfile Corporation ("Hotfile"), by and through its attorneys, will take the
deposition upon oral examination of Plaintiff Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. ("Warner") at
9:30 a.m. on July 20, 2011, a date mutually agreed by the parties, at the offices of Jenner &
Block LLP located at 633 West Fifth Street, Suite 3500, Los Angeles, California 90071.
Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(6), Warner is required to produce one or more
officer(s), director(s), managing agent(s), or other persons who are designated and consent to
testify on its behalf as to each of the subject matters set forth in Schedule A, attached hereto.
Pursuant to said Rule, Warner is required to prepare said designee(s) to testify as to matters
known by, or reasonably available to, defendant falling within each of the stated subject matters.
The deposition will proceed in accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and will
continue from day to day (Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded) until completed
unless otherwise agreed.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(2), the
deposition will be recorded stenographically. The deposition may also be recorded by videotape.
Real time transcription may also be used.
DATED: July 6, 2011
Roderick M. Thompson
Attorneys for Defendant
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.'s ("Warner's") hotfile.com Special Rightsholder
Account (the "Account"), including
Warner or its agents' use of the Account,
Every IP address and individual who has used the Account or is involved
in deciding when and how to use the Account,
Warner's procedures used for exercising its ability to delete files using the
Michael Bentkover's responsibilities at Warner and his role in establishing
and using the Account,
all persons who have used or are authorized to use the
Michael.Bentkover@warnerbros.com email address for purposes of using the Account during the
last three years,
Warner's role in the deletion of links on hotfile.com , for each of the files
specified in Attachment A, including whether the deletion was authorized by Warner, Michael
Bentkover or any person or entity associated with one or more of the Plaintiffs.
DMCA takedown notices relating to hotfile.com sent by Warner or its agents,
including dect.net and Peer Tech Media,
Warner's bases for all the notices and requests referenced in (1) and (2) above.
The process that Warner or its agents use to investigate and identify infringing
works on the Hotfile website and the challenges they face in doing so.
Technologies that Warner uses for identifying, removing, blocking or filtering
access to copyright infringing works on the Internet or to generate take down requests as noted in
(1) and (2).
The challenges and difficulties that Warner faces in discerning between
infringement and fair or authorized use of its copyrighted works on the Internet.
Hotfile's response to the take down requests referenced in (1) and (2) above.
Warner's contentions as to the applicability of the DMCA safe harbor under 17
U.S.C. § 512(c) to Hotfile.com , including:
Any facts indicating knowledge of material or an activity using the
material on hotfile.com is or was infringing;
Any facts indicating that Hotfile has failed to expeditiously take down or
disable access to specific infringing content of which it had actual knowledge of infringement;
Any facts indicating that in the absence of such actual knowledge, Hotfile
was aware of facts or circumstances from which infringing activity was apparent, yet Hotfile
failed to expeditiously takedown such material;
Any facts indicating that Hotfile receives a financial benefit directly
attributable to infringing activity;
Any facts indicating that Hotfile has the right and ability to control such
Warner's or its affiliate's voluntary placement of works on the Internet for
promotion, distribution or sale, including without limitation uploads to hotfile.com .
All use of the Account to delete files from hotfile.com in February 2011
(including without limitation the thousands of files that were deleted on February 7, 2011, the
day before the complaint was filed, examples are listed in Attachment A.)
The authorization(s) Warner received from the owners of the works listed in
Attachment A, or from any other individual or entity, to delete the files by use of its Account.
All deletions using the account made by Didier Wang and Bret Boivin
When, how and why the Account or DNCA take down notices were used or not
used with respect to any of the works set forth in Attachment B (an expert of the list attached to
All communications between Warner and any other entity including, but not
limited to the other Plaintiffs, MPAA, dect.net or Peer Tech Media, about the Account or Hotfile.
All communications between Warner and Hotfile about the Account, including
without limitations, requests by Warner to increase the limit on daily deletions of files and the
effectiveness of Account.
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