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Vortx Copyright Complaint

Vortx Copyright Complaint

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Vortx Oregon Copyright Complaint
Vortx Oregon Copyright Complaint

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Published by: Kenan Farrell on Sep 27, 2013
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Page 1 - COMPLAINTMichael A. Gehret (OSB # 125496)Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.15 West South Temple StreetSuite 1200Salt Lake City, Utah 84101Telephone: (801) 257-1530Facsimile: (801) 257-1800Email:mgehret@swlaw.com Sid LeachSnell & Wilmer L.L.P.One Arizona Center 400 East Van BurenPhoenix, Arizona 85004-2202Telephone: (602) 382-6372Facsimile: (602) 382-6070Email:sleach@swlaw.com 
 Attorneys for Plaintiff Vortx, Inc.
., an Oregon corporation,Plaintiff,v.
,a Delaware corporation,Defendant.Case No.: 1:13-cv-01708COMPLAINT FOR CIRCUMVENTION OFCOPYRIGHT PROTECTIONSYSTEM(17 U.S.C. § 1203(a))Plaintiff Vortx, Inc., complains of Defendant ChannelAdvisor Corporation as follows:1.
Plaintiff Vortx, Inc. (Vortx”) is an Oregon corporation, with its principal placeof business at 2245 Ashland Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520.2.
Defendant ChannelAdvisor Corporation (“ChannelAdvisor”) is a Delawarecorporation with its principal place of business at 2701 Aerial Center Parkway, Morrisville,
Case 1:13-cv-01708-CL Document 1 Filed 09/25/13 Page 1 of 6 Page ID#: 1
Page 2 - COMPLAINT North Carolina 27560.3.
This Court has subject matter jurisdiction of this action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1331 and 28 U.S.C. § 1338(a). This civil action is authorized by 17 U.S.C. § 1203(a).4.
Venue is proper in this district pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b) and 28 U.S.C. §1400(a). Defendant ChannelAdvisor resides in this district within the meaning of the venuestatutes because ChannelAdvisor was subject to personal jurisdiction in this district at the timethis action was commenced. In addition, venue is proper in this district pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1391(b) because a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred inthis district and/or a substantial part of the property that is the subject of this action is situated inthis district.5.
Plaintiff Vortx, Inc., is the owner of the copyright in and to computer softwareknown as aspdotnetstorefront. Plaintiff is the owner of Certificate of Registration No. TX 7-265-277 for the copyrighted aspdotnetstorefront software. The Certificate of Registration No.TX 7-265-277 originally issued to Discovery Productions, Inc., with an effective date of registration of June 4, 2010. On or about August 5, 2010, the Certificate of Registration No. TX7-265-277 was duly assigned to Plaintiff Vortx, Inc., through an instrument of conveyance, or anote or memorandum of the transfer, which complied with the requirements of 17 U.S.C. §204(a).6.
Plaintiff Vortx’s copyrighted aspdotnetstorefront software included atechnological measure that effectively controlled access to the copyrighted software. Plaintiff Vortx provided a licensing mechanism for the copyrighted aspdotnetstorefront software that, inthe ordinary course of its operation, prevented, restricted, and otherwise limited the exercise of rights of Plaintiff Vortx in the copyrighted aspdotnetstorefront software.
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Page 3 - COMPLAINT7.
Defendant ChannelAdvisor obtained possession of one or more copies of Plaintiff’s copyrighted aspdotnetstorefront software.8.
Defendant ChannelAdvisor, acting through software programmers working for ChannelAdvisor, created software computer code that circumvented Plaintiff’s technologicalmeasure without the authority of Plaintiff Vortx. Defendant ChannelAdvisor, acting throughsoftware programmers working for ChannelAdvisor, created software computer code for the purpose of avoiding, bypassing, deactivating, or impairing Plaintiff Vortx’s licensingmechanism that controlled access to the copyrighted aspdotnetstorefront software, and did sowithout the authority of Plaintiff Vortx.9.
The software computer code created by Defendant ChannelAdvisor tocircumvent Plaintiff’s technological measure included a file containing executable code named ASPDNSFApplication.dll.10.
Defendant ChannelAdvisor circumvented Plaintiff’s technological measure inorder to provide access to Plaintiff Vortx’s copyrighted aspdotnetstorefront software to userswho paid Defendant ChannelAdvisor fees for such access.11.
Defendant ChannelAdvisor circumvented Plaintiff’s technological measure for Defendant’s own commercial gain and profit.12.
Defendant ChannelAdvisor was aware that it was circumventing Plaintiff’slicensing mechanism, and the software code written by Defendant’s software programmers wasintentionally created for the purpose of circumventing Plaintiff’s licensing mechanism.13.
The sole purpose for Defendant ChannelAdvisor creating the software codecontained in the file named ASPDNSFApplication.dll was to circumvent Plaintiff’stechnological measure and/or to circumvent Plaintiff’s licensing mechanism.
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