Atlantic v. Brennan

Ruling on Plaintiff's Motion for Default Judgment


The February 13, 2008, decision of District Judge Janet Bond Arterton holds, among other things, that the complaint is insufficient, both because:

"“without actual distribution of copies.... there is no violation [of] the distribution right.” 4 William F. Patry, Patry on Copyright § 13:9 (2007); see also id. N. 10 (collecting cases); Perfect 10, Inc. v., Inc., 508 F.3d 1146, 1162 (9th Cir. 2007)(affirming the district court’s finding “that distribution requires an ‘actual dissemination’ of a copy”)"

and because the balance of the complaint fails to satisfy the pleading standards of Bell Atlantic v. Twombly, – U.S. –, 127 S. Ct. 1955, 167 L. Ed.2d 929 (2007), and would not survive a motion to dismiss the complaint pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6), agreeing with Interscope v. Rodriguez, 2007 WL 2408484 (S. D. Cal. August 17, 2007).

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Reference Info:Decision | Federal, 2nd Circuit, Connecticut | United States

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