The Karaoke Bar of Personal Jurisdiction


The Defendant, a karaoke song provider from California, was sued in Tennessee for copyright infringement for song downloads. 

The Defendants claimed they had no contacts with the state of Tennessee and challenged the application of personal jurisdiction.  The Court found personal jurisdiction was proper.  Sony/ATV Music Publ. LLC v. CAVS USA, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62512 (M.D. Tenn. July 21, 2009).

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