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EFF: 20040323 Virgin Complaint

EFF: 20040323 Virgin Complaint

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INTHEUNITEDSTATESDISTRI
C
TCOURTF
OR
THED
I
STRI
C
T
O
FMAR
Y
LANDSOUTHERNDIVISION
VIRG1NRECORDS
A
MERICA,1NC.
,
CaseN
o
.:aCaliforniacorporation;MOTOWNRECORDCOMPANY,L.P.,aCalifornialimitedpartnership;ATLANTICRECORDINGCORPOR
A
TION,aDelawarecorporation;SONYMUSICENTERTAINMENTINC.,aDelawarecorporation;ARISTARECORDS,1NC
.
,aDelawarecorporation;andWARNERBROS.RECORDSINC.,aDelawarecorporation,Plaintiffs,
V,
JOHNDOE,Defendant.
PLAINT
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FFS'COMPLAINTFORC
O
PYRIGHTINFRINGEMENT
Plaintiffs,by
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ndthroughtheirundersignedattorneys,averasfollows:
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SDI
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N
DVENUE
1.Thisisac
i
vilactionseekingdamagesand
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njuncti
v
ereliefforcopyrightinfringementunderthecopyrightlawsoftheUnitedStates(17U.S.C.§101etseq.).2.
T
hisCourthasjurisdictionunder17U.S.C.§101etseq.;28U.S.C.§1331(federalquestion);and28U.S.C.§1338(a)(copyright).
 
3.VenueinthisDistrictisproperunder28U.S.C.§1391(b)and
/
or28U.S.C.§1400(a).AlthoughthetrueidentityofDefendantisunknowntoPlaintiffsatthistime,oninformationandbelief,DefendantmaybefoundinthisDistrictand/orasubstantialpartoftheactsofinfringementcomplainedofhereinoccurredinthisDistrict.Oninformationandbelief,personaljurisdictioninthisDistrictisproperbecauseDefendant,withoutconsentorpermissionofthecopyrightowner,disseminatedovertheInternetcopyrightedworksownedand
/
orcontrolledbythePlaintiffs.Oninformationandbelief,suchillegaldisseminationoccurredineveryjurisdictionintheUnitedStates,includingthisone.Inaddition,DefendantusesanonlineserviceproviderfoundinthisDistricttoaccesstheInternet,whichfacilitatedDefendant'sinfringingactivities
.
PARTIES
4.PlaintiffVirginRecordsAmerica,Inc.isacorporationdulyorganizedandexistingunderthelawsoftheStateofCalifornia,withitsprincipalplaceofbusinessintheStateofNewYork.5.PlaintiffMotownRecordCompany,L.P.isalimitedpartnershipdulyorganizedandexistingunderthelaws
o
ftheState
o
fCal
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f
o
rnia,withitsprincipalplace
o
fbusinessintheState
o
fNewY
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rk.
 
6.PlaintiffAtlanticRecordingCorporationisacorporationdulyorganizedandexistingunderthelawsoftheStateofDelaware,withitsprincipalplaceofbusinessintheStateofNewYork.7.PlaintiffSonyMusicEntertainmentInc.isaco
r
porationdulyorganizedandexistingunderthelaws
o
ftheState
o
fDelaware,withitsprincipalplace
o
fbusinessintheSta
t
e
o
fNewY
o
rk.8.PlaintiffAristaRecords,Inc.isacorporationdulyorganizedandexistingunderthelawsoftheStateofDelaware,withitsprincipalplaceofbusinessintheState
&
NewYork.9.PlaintiffWarnerBros.RecordsInc.isacorporationdulyorganizedandexistingunderthelawsoftheStateofDelaware,withitsprincipalplaceofbusinessintheStateofCalifornia.10.Th
e
truenameandcapacityoftheDefendantisunknowntoPlaintiffsatthistime.DefendantisknowntoPlaintiffsonlybytheInternetProtocol("IP')addressassignedtoDefendantbyhisorheronlineserviceprovideronthedateandtimeatwhichtheinfringingactivityofDefendantwasobserved.SeeExhibitA.Plaintiffsbelieveth
a
tinformationobtainedindiscoverywillleadtotheidentificationofDefendant'struename.

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