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Opening Brief in Righthaven v. Center for Intercultural Organizing Ninth Circuit Appeal

Opening Brief in Righthaven v. Center for Intercultural Organizing Ninth Circuit Appeal

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Righthaven’s Opening Brief filed in Righthaven LLC v. Center for Intercultural Organizing and Kayse Jama, Case No. 11-16358 (9th Cir. Filed November 22, 2011)
Righthaven’s Opening Brief filed in Righthaven LLC v. Center for Intercultural Organizing and Kayse Jama, Case No. 11-16358 (9th Cir. Filed November 22, 2011)

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IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT NO. 11-16358RIGHTHAVEN LLC,Appellantv.CENTER FOR INTERCULTURAL ORGANIZING, and KAYSE JAMA,Appellees
APPELLANT RIGHTHAVEN LLC’S OPENING BRIEF
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of NevadaCase No. 2:10-cv-01322-JCM-LRLSHAWN A. MANGANO, LTD.Shawn A. Mangano, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 67308367 West Flamingo Road, Suite 100Las Vegas, Nevada 89147Phone: (702) 304-0432Fax: (702) 922-3851Counsel for Appellant Righthaven LLC
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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
 Pursuant to Rule 26.1 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure,Appellant Righthaven LLC, a Nevada limited-liability company, files thisstatement identifying parent corporations and publicly held companies thatown 10-percent or more of its stock: None.Dated this 22
nd
day of November, 2011.SHAWN A. MANGANO, LTD.By: /s/ Shawn A. ManganoSHAWN A. MANGANO, ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 6730shawn@manganolaw.com8367 West Flamingo RoadSuite 100Las Vegas, Nevada 89147
 Attorney for Appellant 
 
 Righthaven LLC 
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TABLE OF CONTENTSI. STATEMENT
 
OF
 
JURISDICTION ...................................................... 1
II. ISSUES PRESENTED FOR REVIEW .................................................. 1
III. STATEMENT OF THE CASE ............................................................. 2
IV. STATEMENT OF RELEVANT FACTS .............................................. 4
V. ARGUMENT SUMMARY .................................................................... 8
VI. ARGUMENT ......................................................................................... 9A. The District Court Erred in Granting
Sua Sponte
Summary Judgment by Finding The Defendants’ Alleged Infringing Conduct Constituted Fair Use Despite No Discovery Having Been Conducted And GivenRighthaven’s Identification of Genuine Issues of Material Fact ThatRequired Discovery. .................................................................................. 9B. The District Court Erred in Its Fair Use Analysis, Which Includes ItsFailure to Apply This Court’s Decision in
Worldwide Church of God 
. .. 13
VII. CONCLUSION ………………………………………………… 24
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