IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - December 14, 2011


Table of Contents:

•New Sensations, Inc. v. Does 1-1,474

•Sarver v. Summit Entertainment LLC

New Sensations, Inc. v. Does 1-1,474, USDC N.D. California, December 7, 2011

•District court grants motion of defendants, users of peer-to-peer file sharing network, to dismiss and/or quash subpoena in copyright action, concluding that, based on publically available information, plaintiff, license owner of copyrighted adult film, did not have good-faith basis to believe that venue was proper and jurisdiction was attainable.

Sarver v. Summit Entertainment LLC, USDC C.D. California, December 8, 2011

•District court awards defendants more than $187,000 in attorneys’ fees as prevailing parties under California’s Anti-SLAPP statute, finding attorneys’ hourly rates reasonable, slightly reducing hours billed for vague block billing or excessive redaction, and adjusting the lodestar amount by 10 percent to account for the coordinated efforts of counsel.

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