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Complaint

Complaint

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No.:_________________________RIGHTHAVEN LLC, a Nevada limited-liability company,Plaintiff,v.FREEDOM FORCE COMMUNICATIONS, an entity of unknown origin and nature;THE SAY ANYTHING BLOG, an entity of unknown origin and nature;SCOTT HENNEN, an individual; andROB PORT, an individual,Defendants.
COMPLAINT AND DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
Righthaven LLC (“Righthaven”) complains as follows against
Freedom ForceCommunications, an entity of unknown origin and nature
(“FFC”), The Say Anything Blog,
anentity of unknown origin and nature
(“SayAnythingBlog”), Scott Hennen (“Mr.
Hennen
”)
, andRob Port
(“
Mr.
Port”:
collectively with FFC, SayAnythingBlog, and Mr. Hennen known herein
as the “Defendants”
) on information and belief:
NATURE OF ACTION
1.
 
This is an action for copyright infringement pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 501.
PARTIES
2.
 
Righthaven is, and has been at all times relevant to this lawsuit, a Nevada limited-liability company with its principal place of business in Nevada.
 
 
3.
 
Righthaven is, and has been at all times relevant to this lawsuit, in good standingwith the Nevada Secretary of State.4.
 
FFC is, and has been at all times relevant to this lawsuit, an entity of unknownorigin and nature.5.
 
Attempts to find evidence of the formal organizational status in the respectiveSecretary of State offices of North Dakota, New York, Delaware, California, Illinois, Nevada,Texas and Tennessee demonstrate that, at least with respect to these states, FFC is not a formallyorganized business entity.6.
 
FFC is, and has been at all times relevant to this lawsuit, identified by the currentregistrar, GoDaddy.com,
Inc. (“
GoDaddy
”), as the registrant of the Internet domain found at
<sayanythingblog.com>
(the “Domain”).
 7.
 
FCC is, and has been at all times relevant to this lawsuit, the owner of the Domain(the content accessible through the Domain and the Domain itself known herein as the
“Website”)
.8.
 
SayAnythingBlog is, and has been at all times relevant to this lawsuit, an entity of unknown origin and nature.9.
 
Attempts to find evidence of the formal organizational status in the respectiveSecretary of State offices of North Dakota, New York, Delaware, California, Illinois, Nevada,Texas and Tennessee demonstrate that, at least with respect to these states, SayAnythingBlog isnot a formally organized business entity.10.
 
SayAnythingBlog is, and has been at all times relevant to this lawsuit, the self-proclaimed owner of the copyright(s) in the work(s) displayed on the Website, as evidenced by a
copyright notice on the Website: “
© The Say Anything Blog 2010.
 11.
 
Mr. Hennen is, and has been at all times relevant to this lawsuit, identified byGoDaddy as the administrative and technical contact of the Domain.
 
 
12.
 
Mr. Hennen is, and has been at all times relevant to this lawsuit, identified as the
President and CEO of Freedom Force Communications,
as evidenced by content accessiblethrough Mr.
Hennen’s pr 
ofile webpage located at the Internet domain <freedomforcesus.com>,attached hereto as Exhibit 1.13.
 
Mr. Port is, and has been at all times relevant to this lawsuit, identified as a
Editor
of the Website, as evidenced by content accessible through
Mr. Port’s Facebook profile
webpage, attached hereto as Exhibit 2.14.
 
Mr. Port
reproduced an unauthorized copy of the photograph entitled: “TSA
Agent performs enhanced pat-
downs” (the “Work”), attached hereto as Exhibit
3, and displayed
said unauthorized copy (the “Infringement”), attached hereto as Exhibit
4, on the Website.
JURISDICTION
15.
 
This Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter and the parties under thecopyright laws of the United States, 17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq., as well as jurisdictional provisionsof 28 U.S.C. § 1331 and 28 U.S.C. § 1338(a).16.
 
Righthaven is the owner of the copyright in and to Work.17.
 
On or about November 20, 2010, Mr. Port willfully reproduced the Work on anunauthorized basis, from a source emanating from Colorado.18.
 
On or about November 20, 2010, the Defendants displayed, and continue todisplay, the Infringement on the Website.19.
 
The composition, at least in part, of the Work and the Infringement, is aTransportation Security Administration Agent performing an enhanced pat-down search in theDenver, Colorado airport.20.
 
The focal point of the Infringement is Denver, Colorado.21.
 
The only geographic location that is associated with, and related to, the Work isDenver, Colorado.

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