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Art vs Cbs Complaint 2 Copy

Art vs Cbs Complaint 2 Copy

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1BAKERMARQUARTLLPJaimeMarquart(BarNo.200344)2Imarq_uart@bakennarguart.comRyanBaker(BarNo.214036)
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rbaker@bakennarq_uart.comChristianAnstett(BarNo.240179)4canstett@,bakermarquart.com.com10990WilshireBlvd.,FourthFloor5LosAngeles,California90024Telephone:(424)652-78006Facsimile:(424)652-78507AttorneysforAllPlaintiffs
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CASENO._9101112ALKlVIADESDAVID,SUGARI-DLLMUSIC,SOLIDPRODUCTIONS,
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STEVENBATIZ,TONYBELL,14DETRONBENDROSS,DERRICK.BRAXTON,REGINALDBROOKS,15ELIJAHBROWN,HORACEBROWN,OSCARBROWN,LUTHER16CAMPBELL,JONATHANCARLTON,SOLOMONCONNER,17DAYQUANDAVIS,DOUGLAS18DAVIS,KAREEMDAVIS,SOLAMINDAVIS,EM?v1ANUEL19RAMONEDEANDA,DREWCARTER,NACOLBIEEDWARDS,20VANCITOEDWARDSJOHN21FLETCHER,WILLIEFINCH,ISAACFREEMAN,JR.,DARRYLGIDSON,22JALILHUTClllNS,EMANONJOHNSON,KEITHJONES,ORAN23"JUICE"JONES,TARSHAJONES,NAILAHLAMEES,DANA24MCClEESE,BARRYMOODY,ffiFF25REDD,QUAMERILEY,ANTHONYROBINSON,NICHOLASSANCHEZ,26JONATHANSHINHOSTER,DIAMONDSMITH,REMINISCE27SMITH,GERALDSPENCE,CHRIS28STOKESIRENESTOKESNITACOMPLAINTFOR:
(1)
INDUCE1v1ENTOFCOPYRIGHT1NFRINGEMENT;(2)CONTRIBUTORYCOPYRIGHT
INFRINGE?\1ENT;and
(3)VICARIOUSCOPYRlGHT
INFRINGEMENT
JURy
TRIALDEMANDED
AMENDEDCOMPLAINT
 
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STOKES,WILLIAMTENNYSON2ANDTHETENNYSONESTATE,CARLTHOMAS,JEFFTHONtKINS,3RONDELLTIJRNER,RICKYWALTERS,KEVINWILLIAMS,
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YOLANDAWHITAKE,JOSEPHWILLIAMS,RAHEEMWILLIAMS,5CASEWOODWARD,ATTRELL6ANDJARRETTCORDES,MITCHELLGRAHAM7Plaintiffs,
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vs.910CBSINTERACTIVEINC.,CNETNETWORKS,INC.11121314
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Defendants.17Plaintiffs,fortheirComplaintagainstDefendantsCBSInteractiveInc.("CBSInteractive")andCNETNetworks,Inc.("CNET,"collectivelywithCBS18Interactive,the"Defendants"),allegeasfollows:
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20SUMMARY
OFTHEACTION
1.Overthelastdecade,countlesswebsitesand"filesharing"orpeer-to-21peer("P2P")softwareprograms-fromNapster,in2001,toLimeWirein2010-22havebeensuedintooblivionbecauseamultitudeofcourtshavefoundthatthey23wereessentiallyenginesofinfringement,designedwiththespecificaimof
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knowinglyencouraging,inducingand/orassistingothersindirectcopyright25infringementofartists'works,andprofitingthereby.Asaresultoftheselawsuits,
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anoverwhelmingnumberofthesefile-sharingsitesarenowcompletelyinactiveand27theirfoundingcompaniesarebankrupt.Yet,formostifnotallofthistime,one28
COMPLAINT
 
COMPLAINT
1particulargroupofbusinesses-
led
byDefendantsCBSInteractiveandCNET-2haveknowinglyandwillinglyparticipatedinandprofitedmightilyfromthesame3massiveinfringementthatengenderedlargecopyrightsuitsagainstNapsterand4LimeWireandthatultimatelycrippledthemfinancially.Andtheyhavedoneso5withimpunity.Infact,becausetheyownedanumberofthemostheavily-visited6sitesintheworldfordownloadingsoftwareofalltypes,Defendantsdidmoreto7furtherthismassiveinfringementthanNapsterorLimeWireevercouldbyfalsely8legitimizingitandpopularizingittothemasses.Asrecentlyas2010,onecould9accessalegitimateportionofDefendants'sitesanddownloadnon-infringing,10licensedsoftwaresuchasQuickbooksaccountingsoftwareorAdobeAcrobat,and11could
duringthesameshoppingsession
downloadtheLimeWireinfringement12engine,whichwasclearlyintendedtobedownloadedforinfringingpurposes.This13ambiguityworkedevenfurthertoDefendants'advantagebymakingitseemtothe14casualconsumerthataLimewiredownloadhadthesamelegitimacyasadownload15oflicensedofficesoftware.Inessence,Defendantshavetakenmusicpiracyfromthe16donnroomtotheboardroom.Thus,whileothercompaniesfacedheavystatutory17penaltiesandwentbankrupt,andmusiclabelsbandedtogethertolevypractically18unconscionablepenaltiesonunemployedcollegestudentsandhousewives,19Defendantsquietlymadebillionsbyinducingthosesameindividualstobreakthe20law,byprovidingthemthesoftwaretodoit,andthenbygivingeventheleast21computer-savvyastep-by-stepguideastohowtodoit.NoonehasheldDefendant22accountableforthis.Untilnow.232.Foroveradecade,Defendantshaveshamelesslydistributedavastarray24ofP2Psoftwareprograms("P2Pclients")totheglobalpublicforfree,includingthe25nownotoriousLimeWiresoftwareaswellmanyofthemostpopularand26controversialP2Pclients,includingKaZaa,Morpheus,BitComet,AudioGalaxyand27Frostwire.Atalltimes,DefendantsknewthattheseP2Pclientswereusedprimarily28forpurposesofcopyrightinfringementand
in
manycaseswereactuallydesigned

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