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Righthaven v. Hoehn - Opening Brief

Righthaven v. Hoehn - Opening Brief

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IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT NO. 11-16751RIGHTHAVEN LLC,Appellantv.WAYNE HOEHN,Appellee
APPELLANT RIGHTHAVEN LLC’S OPENING BRIEF
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of NevadaCase No. 2:11-cv-00050-PMP-RJJSHAWN 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 28
th
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 ...................................................... 1II. ISSUES PRESENTED FOR REVIEW .................................................. 2III. STATEMENT OF THE CASE ............................................................. 3IV. STATEMENT OF RELEVANT FACTS .............................................. 4V. ARGUMENT SUMMARY .................................................................. 10VI. ARGUMENT ....................................................................................... 12
A. The District Court Erred in Concluding it Lacked Subject Matter Jurisdiction Under 
Silvers
Over Righthaven’s Copyright InfringementAction Based on Its Interpretation of The Assignment And The SAA. .. 12
B. The District Court Erred in Finding it Lacked Subject Matter Jurisdiction Under the Amendment. ........................................................ 24
C. The District Court Erred by Substantively Adjudicating The Merits oThe Defendant’s Fair Use Defense After Determining That it LackedSubject Matter Jurisdiction Over The Dispute. ....................................... 26
D. Assuming Subject Matter is Found to Exist Upon Review, TheDistrict Court Erred in Granting Summary Judgment on Fair UseGrounds in View of The Defendant’s 100% Unauthorized Replication of The Work. ................................................................................................ 29
1.
 
The District Court Erred in Its Purpose And Character of The Use Analysis.
....................................................................................... 30
2.
 
The District Court Erred in Its Nature of The Copyrighted Work  Analysis.
........................................................................................ 35
3.
 
The District Court Erred in Its Analysis of the Amount of TheCopyrighted Work Used.
............................................................... 37
4. The District Court Erred in Its Effect Upon The Potential Market  For The Work Analysis.
................................................................. 38
V. CONCLUSION ..................................................................................... 40
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