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Fox v. Dish - Opening Brief

Fox v. Dish - Opening Brief

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Fox's opening brief in Dish appeal
Fox's opening brief in Dish appeal

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Published by: Devlin Hartline on Jan 26, 2013
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No. 12-57048
IN
THEUNTED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR
THE
NINTH CIRCUIT
FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC., TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
FILM CORP., AND FOX TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.,
Plaintiffs-Appellants,
v.
DISH NETWORK L.L.C. AN DISH NETWORK CORP.,
Defendants-Appellees.
On Appeal from the United States District Courtfor the Central District of California
Case No. 12-cv-04529
District Judge Dolly M. Gee
BRIEF OF PLAINTIFFS-APPELLANTS
Richard L. StoneAndrew J. Thomas
David R. Singer
Amy M. Galle.gos
JENNER & BLOCK LLP
633 West 5th S1., Suite 3600
Los Angeles, CA 90071Paul M. Smith
JENNER & BLOCK LLP
1099 New York Avenue,NW,
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001
Attorneys for Plaintif-Appellants
Fox Broadcasting Company, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.,and Fox Television Holdings, Inc.
Case: 12-57048 12/13/2012 ID: 8438660 DktEntry: 8 Page: 1 of 78
 
CORPORATE DISCLOSUR STATEMENT
Pursuant to Rule 26.1 of
the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, and
to enable the Cour to evaluate possible disqualification or recusal, Appellants
certify as follows: Appellant Fox Broadcasting Company is an indirect,
wholly-owned subsidiary of News Corporation, a publicly traded company.
No publicly held company owns 10% or more of News Corporation stock.
Appellant Twentieth Centu Fox Film Corp. is also an iadirect, wholly-
owned subsidiary of News Corporation, a publicly traded company. Nopublicly held company owns 10% or more of News Corporation stock.
Appellant Fox Television Holdings, Inc. is also an indirect, wholly-owned
subsidiary of News Corporation, a publicly traded company. No publicly
held company owns 1 0% ~r more of
News Corporation stock.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
JUSDICTIONAL STATEMENT .......................~................~...................... 1STATEMENT OF ISSlJS ............................................................................ 1INRODUCTION .......................................................................................... 3.STATEMENT OF THE CASE.......................................................................7
STATEMENT.OF FACTS..............................................................................7
A. Fox's Copyrighted Programing............................................... 7
B. Fox Licenses Its Programming For Distribution In
Secondar Markets After The Original Broadcast.... ..... ... ........ 9C. Fox's Limited Grant of Rights to Dish. ..... ....... ... .... ... ........ ..... 10
D. Dish's Unauthorized Commercial-Free VOD Service............. 11(1) How PTAT Works .........................................................12
(2) AutoHop Makes the PTAT Recordings'
Commercial-Free ...........~............................................... 14 .
E. Fox's Lawsuit And Dish's Post-Litigation Changes
To PTAT.........................:...........................................~............. 15
F. The Distrct Court Denies Fox's Preliminary
Injunction Motion. .................................................................... 1 '6
SUMY OF ARGUMNT.................................................................... 18
ARGUMNT................................................................................................21
I. Standard of
Review ..................................................................21
II. The District Cour Erred When It Found That Dish
Did Not Infrnge ....................................................................... 22
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