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Chitika's Memo in Support of Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings

Chitika's Memo in Support of Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS
------------------------------------------------------ELSEVIER LTD., and)JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.,))Plaintiff,))v.))WHOIS PRIVACY PROTECTION )SERVICE, INC.,)CHITIKA, INC.,)CLICKSOR.COM, INC., and)KAPIL DEV SAGGI,))Defendants.)-----------------------------------------------------11-CV-10026-RGS
DEFENDANT CHITIKA, INC.’S MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OFMOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS
Case 1:11-cv-10026-RGS Document 44 Filed 06/03/11 Page 1 of 26
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Authorities...............................................................................................iiiI. INTRODUCTION......................................................................................1II. FACTUAL BACKGROUND.....................................................................2A. Plaintiffs Allege That Infringing Copies Of Their BooksHave Been Made Available For DownloadBy Unidentified Non-Parties In Unspecified Locations...................2B. The Only Allegations About Chitika Are That ItPlaced Ads On The Pharmatext Site................................................4III. ARGUMENT.............................................................................................5A. The Complaint Does Not State A Claim ForDirect Infringement.........................................................................71. Plaintiffs have not alleged any infringementwithin the United States.............................................................72. The plaintiffs have not alleged any directinfringement by Saggi...............................................................9B. The Plaintiffs Cannot State a Claim ForContributory Infringement Against Chitika.....................................111. Plaintiffs nowhere allege that Chitikaknew of any infringing activity............................................122. Chitika did not materially contribute to anyinfringement........................................................................13C. The Plaintiffs Cannot State A ClaimAgainst Chitika For Vicarious Infringement....................................171. The plaintiffs do not even attempt to allege thatChitika has any right or ability to controlany infringement.................................................................182. As a matter of law, Chitika does not havea direct financial interest in thealleged infringement............................................................19IV. CONCLUSION ......................................................................................20
Case 1:11-cv-10026-RGS Document 44 Filed 06/03/11 Page 2 of 26
 
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIESCases
 Arista Records, Inc. v. MP3Board, Inc
.,2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16165 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 29, 2002)..................................11
 Allarcom Pay Television, Ltd. v. General Instrument Corp
.,69 F.3d 381 (9th Cir. 1995) .............................................................................7
 Atlantic Recording Corp. v. Howell
,554 F. Supp. 2d 976 (D. Ariz. 2008) ................................................................9
 A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc.
,239 F.3d 1004 (9th Cir. 2001) .........................................................................
 passim Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly
,550 U.S. 544 (2007) ........................................................................................6, 9
Capitol Records Inc. v. Thomas
,579 F. Supp. 2d 1210 (D. Minn. 2008).............................................................9
 Demetriades v. Kaufmann
,690 F. Supp. 289 (S.D.N.Y. 1988)....................................................................12
 Ellison v. Robertson
,357 F.3d 1072 (9th Cir. 2004) .........................................................................20
Fonovisa, Inc. v. Cherry Auction, Inc.
,76 F.3d 259 (9th Cir.1996) ..............................................................................13, 14
Gershwin Pub
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g Corp. v. Columbia Artists Man., Inc
.,443 F.2d 1159 (2nd Cir. 1971) .........................................................................11
 Jalbert v. Timothy Grautski
,554 F. Supp. 2d 57 (D. Mass. 2008).................................................................11
 Johnson v. Gordon
,409 F.3d 12 (1st Cir. 2005)...............................................................................10
Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corp.
,336 F.3d 811 (9th Cir. 2003)............................................................................11
 Litecubes, LLC v. Northern Light Products, Inc.
,523 F.3d 1353 (Fed. Cir. 2008).........................................................................8
 London-Sire v. Does 1-20
,542 F .Supp. 2d 153 (D. Mass. 2008)................................................................9
Case 1:11-cv-10026-RGS Document 44 Filed 06/03/11 Page 3 of 26

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