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PAGNANELLI 2
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II ROHIT U. SHENDRIKAR
MITCHELL 111377 West

(State Bar No. 174763) (State Bar No. 200401)
LLP

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3 Los Angeles,CA ~0064-1683 Telephone: (310) 312-2000

SILBERBERG & KNUPP OJympic Boulevard

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, FONOVISA; BMG i WARNER BROS.

MUSIC;

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

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WESTERN DMSION
FONOVISA INC., a California corporation; BMG MUSI£~ a New York g~~~artnership; and, wARNER BROS. RECORDS INC., a Delaware corporation,

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COMPLAINT
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Plaintiffs,
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ROSSPLANK Defendant.

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Plaintiffs are infonned andbelieve that Defendantis an individual

residingin this District.

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COUNT I
INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHTS

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Plaintiffs incorporatehereinby this referenceeachand every

allegationcontainedin eachparagraph above.

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Plaintiffs are,andat all relevanttimes havebeen,the copyright

ownersor licensees exclusiverights underUnited Statescopyright with respect of 2 to certaincopyrightedsoundrecordings,including but not limited to the 3 copyrightedsoundrecordingsidentified in Exhibit A attached hereto,eachof 4 which is the subjectof a valid Certificate of Copyright Registrationissuedby the
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Among the exclusiverights grantedto eachPlaintiff under the

8 Copyright Act arethe exclusiverights to reproducethe CopyrightedRecordings
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21 Plaintiffs are informed and believe that Defendant,without the pennissionor consentof Plaintiffs, hasused,and continuesto use,an online media 23 distribution system download Copyrighted to the Recordings, distribute to the
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24 CopyrightedRecordingsto the public, and/orto make the CopyrightedRecordings 25 availablefor distribution to others. In doing so, Defendanthasviolated Plaintiffs'
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exclusiverights of reproductionand distribution. Defendant's actionsconstitute

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Mitchell Silbcrtl«a A

(Exhibit B containsa completelisting of files Defendanthasmadeavailablefor 2

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distribution to the public. In addition to the soundrecordingslisted on Exhibit A,
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many of the other soundrecordingslisted on Exhibit B are ownedby or exclusivelylicensedto Plaintiffs or Plaintiffs' affiliate recordlabels. Plaintiffs are

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4 infonned andbelievethat virtually all of the soundrecordingslisted on Exhibit B 5 havebeendownloaded, distributedand/oroffered for distribution without

6 pennissionof the respectivecopyright holders.) 7
8 12. The foregoingactsof infringementhavebeenwillful and intentional,

9 Iin disregardof andindifferenceto the rights of Plaintiffs. 0

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As a result of Defendant's infringementof Plaintiffs' copyrightsand

exclusiverights undercopyright, Plaintiffs are entitled to statutorydamages 13 Ipursuantto 17 V.S.C. § 504(c) for Defendant's infringementof eachof the 4 CopyrightedRecordings.Plaintiffs further are entitled to their attorneys'feesand
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14. The conductof Defendantis causingand, unlessenjoinedand 18 restrained this Court, will continueto causePlaintiffs greatand irreparable by 19 injury that cannotfully be compensated measured money. Plaintiffs haveno or in remedyat law. Pursuant 17 V.S.C. §§ 502 and 503, Plaintiffs are to 20 ;adequate 21 entitled to injunctive relief prohibiting Defendantfrom further infringing Plaintiffs' 22 copyrights,and ordering Defendantto destroyall copiesof soundrecordingsmade

23 in violation of Plaintiffs' exclusiverights
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For an injunction providing:

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"Defendantshall be andherebyis enjoinedfrom directly or indirectly infringing Plaintiffs' rights under federalor statelaw in the CopyrightedRecordingsand any sound recording,whethernow in existence later created,that or is ownedor controlledby Plaintiffs (or any parent, subsidiary,or affiliate record label of Plaintiffs) ("Plaintiffs' Recordings"),including without limitation by using the Internetor any online media distribution systemto reproduce(i.e., download)any of Plaintiffs' Recordings, distribute(i.e., upload) any of Plaintiffs' to Recordings, to makeany of Plaintiffs' Recordings or availablefor distribution to the public, exceptpursuantto a lawful licenseor with the expressauthority of Plaintiffs. Defendantalso shall destroyall copiesof Plaintiffs' Recordings that Defendanthasdownloaded onto any computerhard drive or serverwithout Plaintiffs' authorizationand shall destroyall copiesof thosedownloaded recordingstransferredonto any physical mediumor device in Defendant'spossession, custody,or control."

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For statutorydamages eachinfringementof each for

CopyrightedRecordingpursuantto 7 U.S.C. Section 504.

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For Plaintiffs' costsin this action.

For Plaintiffs' reasonable attorneys'feesincurrcd herein

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proper. Dated:

For suchother and further relief as the Court may deemjust and

KARIN G. PAGNANELLI ROHIT U. SHENDRIKAR

MITCHELL SILBERBERG & KNUPP LLP BY r.",u.. ;P~_.".I;~t~ ,.
KARIN G. PAGNANELLI Attom~~ for Plaintiffs
FONOVISA; BMG MUSIC; WARNER BROS.

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