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otherpapers
as
requiredbylaw,
except
asprovidedbylocalrulesofcourt.Thisform,approvedbythe
Judicial
Conference
oftheUnited
States
in
September
1974,
is
required
for
use
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Clerkof
Court
forthe
purpose
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PLAINTIFFS
DEFENDANTS
Perfect
10,
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Inc.
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AND
TELEPHONE
NUMBER
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New
York,NY
10010
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PLAINTIFF(S)ADDRESS(ES)ANDCOUNTY(IES)
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NATION
Perfect10,Inc.,3455Kearny
Villa
Road,#427,
San
Diego,CA92123(SanDiegoCounty)
DEFENDANTS)ADDRESS(ES)ANDCOUNTY(IES)
Tumblr,Inc.,35East21stStreet,9thFloor,NewYork,NY10010(NewYorkCounty)
116
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DEFENDANT(S)ADDRESSUNKNOWN
REPRESENTATIONISHEREBY
MADE
THAT,ATTHISTIME,IHAVEBEEN
UNABLE,
WITHREASONABLEDILIGENCE,TOASCERTAINTHE
RESIDENCE
ADDRESSES
OF
THEFOLLOWINGDEFENDANTS:
Checkone:
THIS
ACTION
SHOULD
BE
ASSIGNED
TO:
WHITE
PLAINS
0
MANHATTAN
(DONOTcheckeitherboxifthisaPRISONERPETITION.)
DATE
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RECEIPT
#
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Judgeistobedesignated
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Court
by
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ADMITTED
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IN
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(DATEADMITTED
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Case
No.
ERFECT
10,INC.,Plaintiff,-against-
TUMBLR,
INC.,
Defendant.
COMPLAINT
^1
JURY
TRIAL
DEMANDED
§.*
':^A
PlaintiffPerfect10,Inc.("Perfect10"),byitsattorneys,Cowan,DeBaets,
Abrahams
&
Sheppard
LLP,
forits
Complaintagainst
defendant
Tumblr,
Inc.
("Tumblr"),
alleges
as
follows:
INTRODUCTION
1.Thisisan
action
byPerfect10for
copyright
infringementarising
from
the
rampant
and
unremedieduploading,
displayanddistributionofPerfect10'scopyrighted
photographs
onthe
photograph-sharingwebsite
Tumblrwithout
Perfect
10's
approval
and
over
Perfect
10's
repeated
objections.
DuringSeptember,October
andDecember
2011,
Perfect10
sent
six
(6)
compliant
DMCA
Notices
to
Tumblrrequesting
thattheinfringing
content
be
takendown.
Tumblr
has
ignored
its
obligationsunder
the
DMCA.
Asofthe
date
of
thisfiling,
Tumblr
has
failed
to
completely
process
anyof
Perfect
10's
DMCA
notices,
taking
down
at
most
onlya
handful
oftheover200infringing
images
identifiedbyPerfect
10,
manyof
which
had
Perfect
10
copyright
notices
or
watermarksconspicuouslyplaced
on
theimages.
Accordingly,
TumblrshouldbeheldliableforitsfailuretoabidebyitsobligationsundertheDMCAandfor
willfullyignoring
the
widespread
and
uncontrolled
copyright
infringement
pervading
its
website.
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