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Roja Refiled

Roja Refiled

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Published by Alex Pilosov
Refiled complaint, US vs RojaDirecta (in-rem)
Refiled complaint, US vs RojaDirecta (in-rem)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTSOUTHERN DISTRICT OF
NEW
YORK
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
-
v.-
THE FOLLOWING DOMAIN NAMES:ROJADIRECTA.ORG, andROJADIRECTA.COM,Defendants-in-rern.
11
Civ. 4139 (PAC) (FM)ECF Case
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GOVERNMENT'S MEMORANDUM OF
LAW IN
OPPOSITION TOCLAIMANT PUERTO 80 PROJECTS, S.L.U.'S MOTIONTO CERTIFY ORDER FOR INTERLOCUTORY APPEALPURSUANT TO 28 U.S.C.
§
1292(b)
Christopher
D.
FreyAndrew D. GoldsteinAssistant United States Attorneys'-
Of
Counsel -
PREETBHARARA
United States Attorney for theSouthern District
of
New
YorkAttorney for the United States
of
America
Case 1:11-cv-04139-PAC Document 38 Filed 01/20/12 Page 1 of 13
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
.............................................................
1BACKGROUND
.............................................................
1ARGUMENT
................................................................
3
I.
PUERTO 80'S MOTION SHOULD BE DENIED FOR FAILINGTO MEET THE STRINGENT REQUIREMENTS OF28 U.S.C.
§
1292(b)
...............................................
3
A.
The Question Puerto
80
Seeks To Certify Does Not PresentA Pure "Question
of
Law" Under Section 1292(b)
.................
5
B.
The Question Puerto
80
Seeks To Certify
Is
Not A "Controlling"Question
of
Law And Resolution
Of
This Dispute Will NotMaterially Advance The Ultimate Termination
Of
This Litigation
.....
7
C.
Puerto 80 Has Not Established A Substantial Ground ForDifference
Of
Opinion
.......................................
8
D.
Puerto
80
Has Not Demonstrated That Exceptional CircumstancesExist To Justify Piecemeal Litigation
...........................
10
CONCLUSION
..............................................................
11
Case 1:11-cv-04139-PAC Document 38 Filed 01/20/12 Page 2 of 13
 
INTRODUCTION
The Government respectfully submits this memorandum
of
law in opposition to themotion by claimant Puerto 80 Projects, S.L.u. ("Puerto 80") to amend and certify forinterlocutory appeal the Court's December 6, 2011 ruling on Puerto
80's
motion to dismiss,pursuant to Title 28, United States Code, Section 1292(b). For the reasons set forth below,Puerto 80's motion should be denied.
BACKGROUND
This civil forfeiture action concerns two Internet domain names -rojadirecta.com androjadirecta.org (collectively, the "Rojadirecta Domain Names") -seized by the U.S. Department
of
Homeland Security on or about February 1,2011, pursuant to a warrant issued in the SouthernDistrict
of
New York by the Honorable Frank Maas, United States Magistrate Judge, who foundprobable cause to believe that the Rojadirecta Domain Names were subject to forfeiture becausethey had been used to commit and facilitate the commission
of
criminal copyright infringement,and because they contained evidence
of
that crime. On June 17,2011, the Governmentcommenced this in rem civil action by filing a complaint (the "Complaint"), which soughtforfeiture
of
the Rojadirecta Domain Names pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Sections2323(a)(I)(A)-(B) as properties used or intended to be used to willfully infringe a copyright inviolation
of
Title 18, United States Code, Section 2319.On August 5, 2011, Puerto 80 filed a motion to dismiss the Complaint. Among otherthings, Puerto 80 argued
(1)
that the Complaint failed to allege that Puerto 80 had engaged indirect copyright infringement; and (2) that forfeiture
of
the Rojadirecta Domain Names was notsupported by a theory
of
secondary liability for criminal copyright infringement. The Court
Case 1:11-cv-04139-PAC Document 38 Filed 01/20/12 Page 3 of 13

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