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Google Amicus Brief PDF

Google Amicus Brief PDF

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTSOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDAMIAMI DIVISIONCase No. 11-20427-Civ (WILLIAMS/TURNOFF)
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC., TWENTIETHCENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION,UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS PRODUCTIONSLLLP, COLUMBIA PICTURES INDUSTRIES,INC., and WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENTINC.,Plaintiffs,vs.HOTFILE CORP., ANTON TITOV, andDOES 1-10,Defendants./HOTFILE CORP.,Counterplaintiff,vs.WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.,Counterdefendant./
BRIEF OF
AMICUS CURIAE 
GOOGLE INC.
Case 1:11-cv-20427-KMW Document 355-1 Entered on FLSD Docket 03/12/2012 Page 1 of 22
 
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INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE...............................................................................................1ARGUMENT..................................................................................................................................2I. CONGRESS ENACTED THE DMCA TO PROVIDE CLEAR PROTECTIONSTO ONLINE SERVICES AND THEREBY TO FOSTER FREE EXPRESSIONAND INNOVATION ON THE INTERNET .....................................................................2II. THE DMCA REQUIRES PLAINTIFFS TO SHOW THAT THE SERVICEPROVIDER FAILED TO ACT ON KNOWLEDGE OF SPECIFICINFRINGING MATERIAL AND PUTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR POLICINGONLINE INFRINGEMENT PRIMARY ON COPYRIGHT OWNERS...........................5III. THE DMCA PROTECTS QUALIFYING SERVICE PROVIDERS AGAINST
 ALL
CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENT, INCLUDING INDUCEMENT...........................15CONCLUSION.............................................................................................................................17
Case 1:11-cv-20427-KMW Document 355-1 Entered on FLSD Docket 03/12/2012 Page 2 of 22
 
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Brief of 
Amicus Curiae
TABLE OF AUTHORITIESPageCASES
 A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc.
, 239 F.3d 1004 (9th Cir. 2001).........................................9, 16
 ALS Scan, Inc. v. RemarQ Communities, Inc
., 239 F.3d 619 (4th Cir. 2001).................................7
 Arista Records LLC v. Usenet.com, Inc
., 633 F. Supp. 2d 124 (S.D.N.Y. 2009)..........................16
Cable/Home Commc’n Corp. v. Network Productions, Inc
.,902 F.2d 829 (11th Cir. 1990) ...........................................................................................15
Capitol Records, Inc. v. MP3tunes, LLC 
, __ F. Supp. 2d __, 2011 WL 5104616 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 25, 2011)..................5, 7, 10, 11, 12
Columbia Pictures Indus., Inc. v. Fung 
,2009 WL 6355911 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 21, 2009)...................................................................16
Corbis Corp. v. Amazon.com, Inc
., 351 F. Supp. 2d 1090 (W.D. Wash. 2004)............2, 4, 6, 8, 11
CoStar Group, Inc. v. LoopNet, Inc
., 373 F.3d 544 (4th Cir. 2004)................................................6
 Ellison v. Robertson
, 357 F.3d 1072 (9th Cir. 2004).......................................................................2
 Fame Publishing Co. v. Ala. Custom Tape, Inc
., 507 F.2d 667 (5th Cir. 1975)..........................5, 6
 Hendrickson v. eBay Inc
., 165 F. Supp. 2d 1082 (C.D.Cal. 2001)..............................................4, 8
 Io Group, Inc. v. Veoh Networks, Inc
., 586 F. Supp. 2d 1132 (N.D. Cal. 2008)...................6, 8, 16
 Isbrandtsen Co. v. Johnson
, 343 U. S. 779 (1952)..........................................................................6
 MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd 
., 545 U.S. 913 (2005)...............................................15, 16, 17
 Perfect 10, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc
., 508 F.3d 1146 (9th Cir. 2007)...................................4, 9, 15
 Perfect 10, Inc. v. Amazon
, CV-05-4753 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 4, 2008)................................................6
 Perfect 10, Inc. v. VISA Int’l Service, Ass’n
, 494 F.3d 788 (9th Cir. 2007)....................................9
 Perfect10, Inc. v. CCBill, LLC 
, 488 F.3d 1102 (9th Cir. 2007).........................................10, 12, 13
Sony Corp. of Am. v. Universal City Studios, Inc.
, 464 U.S. 417 (1984)........................................9
UMG Recordings, Inc. v. Shelter Capital Partners LLC 
,667 F.3d 1022 (9th Cir. 2011) ...................................................................................
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