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Amicus Brief

Amicus Brief

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 Memorandum of Amicus Case No. 3:11-CV-01557-BTM (RBB)12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728Steven M. Chasin (SBN 228723)BAKER & McKENZIE LLP815 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20006Tel: (202) 835-6132Fax: (202) 416-7132Steven.Chasin@bakermckenzie.com-and-BAKER & MCKENZIE LLPCarl W. Hampe815 Connecticut Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20006-4078Telephone: +1 202 835 4259Facsimile: +1 202 416 6979Email: carl.hampe@bakermckenzie.comATTORNEY AT LAW, PCCharles J. Sanders29 Kings Grant WayBriarcliff Manor, NY 10510Telephone: +1 914 366 6642Facsimile: +1 347 558 9658Email: csanderslaw@aol.com
 Attorneys for Amicus Curiae Songwriters’ Guild of America
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTSOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIASCORPIO MUSIC (BLACK SCORPIO) S.A. andCAN’T STOP PRODUCTIONS, INC.Plaintiffs,vs.VICTOR WILLISDefendant.Case No. 3:11-CV-01557-BTM (RBB)
MEMORANDUM OF AMICUSPARTY SONGWRITERS GUILD OFAMERICA IN SUPPORT OFDEFENDANT’S MOTION TODISMISS
Honorable Barry T. Moskowitz
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 Memorandum of Amicus i Case No. 3:11-CV-01557-BTM (RBB)12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE
...............................................................................................1
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT
.....................................................................................................1
I.
 
ARGUMENT
......................................................................................................................1
A.
 
Case of First Impression.
.......................................................................................1
B.
 
Importance of Preserving Congressional Intent.
................................................2
C.
 
Plaintiffs’ Litigation Appears Vexatious.
............................................................3
CONCLUSION
..............................................................................................................................5
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 Memorandum of Amicus ii Case No. 3:11-CV-01557-BTM (RBB)12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728 
TABLE OF AUTHORITIESPage(s)S
TATUTES
 
17 U.S.C § 24...................................................................................................................................317 U.S.C. § 101................................................................................................................................417 U.S.C. § 106................................................................................................................................317 U.S.C. § 201(a)...........................................................................................................................417 U.S.C. § 201(d)...........................................................................................................................417 U.S.C. § 203................................................................................................................................217 U.S.C. § 203(a)...........................................................................................................................117 U.S.C. § 203(a)(1).......................................................................................................................417 U.S.C. § 304(c)...........................................................................................................................217 U.S.C. §304(d)............................................................................................................................2
O
THER
A
UTHORITIES
 
37 C.F.R. § 201.10(b) (1977)...........................................................................................................4H.R. Rep. No. 94-1476, 94th Cong., 2d Sess. 124-28 (1976)………………………………….….3Goldstein on Copyright § 5.4.2 (3d. ed. 2010)………………………………...……………….…4S. Rep. No. 473, 94th Cong., 1st Sess. 111 (1975)................................................................……..3
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