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Code Wars

10 Years of P2P Software Litigation

Rebecca Giblin

With reference to US, UK, Canadian and Australian secondary liability regimes, this insightful book develops a compelling new theory to explain why a decade of ostensibly successful litigation failed to reduce the number, variety or availability of P2P file sharing applications – and highlights ways the law might need to change if it is to have any meaningful effect in future.
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Table of cases

Rebecca Giblin

A&M Records Inc v Internet Site Known As Fresh Kutz, 97-CV-1099H (JFS) (SD Cal, 1997) 13

A&M Records Inc v Napster Inc, 2000 US Dist LEXIS 6243 (ND Cal, 2000) 35

A&M Records Inc v Napster Inc, 114 F Supp 2d 896 (ND Cal, 2000) 14, 35–8, 39, 40, 42, 51, 66

A&M Records Inc v Napster Inc, 2000 US App LEXIS 18688 (9th Cir, 2000) 15, 40, 53

A&M Records Inc v Napster Inc, 239 F Supp 3d 1004 (9th Cir, 2001) 15, 40–42, 53, 55, 66, 71

A&M Records Inc v Napster Inc, 2001 US Dist LEXIS 2186 42

A&M Records Inc v Napster Inc, 284 F 3d 1091 (9th Cir, 2002) 43

Adelaide Corporation v Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd, (1928) 40 CLR 481 116

Amstrad Consumer Electronics plc v The British Phonographic Industry Ltd, [1986] FSR 159 105, 107–108, 110, 119

Arista Records LLC v Lime Group LLC, 715 F Supp 2d 481 (SDNY, 2010) 88–9, 91–2, 93–7, 99, 102

Arista Records LLC v Usenet.com Inc, 633 F Supp 2d 124, at 150 (SDNY, 2009) 90–91

Artists Music Inc v Reed Publishing Inc, 31 USPQ 2d 1623 (SDNY, 1994) 20, 21–22, 23, 24

Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd v Jain, (1990) 26 FCR 53 120

Australasian Performing Right

Association Ltd v Metro on George Pty Ltd, (2004) 61 IPR 575 118, 120

Australian Tape Manufacturers Association Ltd v Commonwealth of Australia, (1993) 176 CLR 480 121

BMG Canada v John Doe, [2004] 3 FCR 241 113

BMG Canada Inc v John Doe, [2005] 4 FCR 81 113

Bosch v Ball-Kell, Not Reported in F Supp 2d, 2006 WL 2548053 (CD Ill, 2006) 57

Capitol Records Inc v MP3Tunes LLC, WL 3364036, at 4 (SDNY, 2009) 89

Capitol Records Inc v Thomas-Rasset, 680 F Supp 2D 1045 (D Minn 2010) 2

CBS Inc v Ames Records and Tapes Ltd, [1982] Ch 91 106–107

CBS Songs Ltd v Amstrad Consumer Electronics Plc, [1988] AC 1013, HL 1–5, 108–109, 119, 122

CBS Songs Ltd v Amstrad Consumer Electronics Plc, [1988] Ch 61 107

CCH Canadian Ltd v Law Society of Upper Canada, [2000] 2 FC 451 111

CCH Canadian Ltd v Law Society of Upper Canada, [2002] 4 FC 213 111

CCH Canadian Ltd v Law Society of Upper Canada, [2004] 1 SCR 339 110–112, 113, 115, 119

Columbia Pictures Industries Inc v Fung, 2009 WL 6355911 (CD Cal, 2009) 90, 160–161

Cooper v Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd, (2006) 71 IPR 1 115, 118

de Tervagne v Beloeil (Town), [1993] 3 FC 227 110

Deep v Recording Industry Association of America Inc, 124 S Ct 1069 (Supreme Court, 2004) 57

Demetriades v Kaufmann, 690 F Supp 289 (SDNY, 1988) 18

Deutsch v Arnold, 98 F 2d 686 (2nd Cir, 1938) 19

Dreamland Ball Room v Shapiro, Bernstein & Co, 36 F 2d 354 (7th Cir, 1929) 3, 19

Dyason v Autodesk Incorporated, (1990) 24 FCR 147 122

Falcon v Famous Players Film Company, [1926] 2 KB 474 106, 109, 116, 126

Fonovisa Inc v Cherry Auction Inc, 847 F Supp 1492 (ED Cal, 1994) 22, 24, 29

Fonovisa Inc v Cherry Auction Inc, 76 F 3d 259 (9th Cir, 1996) 3, 10, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29–30, 37–8, 39, 51, 144

Gershwin Publishing Corp v Columbia Artists Management Inc, 443 F 2d 1159 (2nd Cir, 1971) 10, 15, 26–27, 28, 33, 38, 39, 66, 89, 143

Harper v Shoppel, 28 F 613 (CCSDNY, 1886) 26

In Re: Aimster Copyright Litigation, 177 F Supp 2d 1380 (Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 2001) 49

In Re: Aimster Copyright Litigation, 252 F Supp 2d 634 (ND Ill, 2002) 47–8, 49–50, 51–2, 144

In Re: Aimster Copyright Litigation, 334 F 3d 643 (7th Cir, 2003) 47, 48, 53–5, 57, 68, 71, 97, 98, 125, 137, 144, 172

In Re: Napster Inc Copyright Litigation, 191 F Supp 2d 1087 (ND Cal, 2002) 43–4

IO Group Inc v Jason Jordon, 708 F Supp 2d 989, at 999 (ND Cal, 2010) 89

Kazaa BV v Vereniging Buma and Stichting Stemra, [2002] No. 1370/01 (Unreported, Amsterdam Court of Appeal, 28 March 2002) 102

MCA Records Inc v Internet Site, 397CV1360-T (ND Tex, 1997) 13

MGM Studios Inc v Grokster Ltd, 259 F Supp 2d 1029 (CD Cal, 2003) 58, 62, 64–6, 69, 104, 128

MGM Studios Inc v Grokster Ltd, 269 F Supp 2d 1213 (CD Cal, 2003) 105

MGM Studios Inc v Grokster Ltd, 243 F Supp 2d 1073 (CD Cal, 2003) 63, 104, 105, 127

MGM Studios Inc v Grokster Ltd, 380 F 3d 1154 (9th Cir, 2004) 68–71, 81, 87, 95, 96–7, 102, 104, 124, 125, 152

MGM Studios Inc v Grokster Ltd, 125 S Ct 686 (Supreme Court, 2004) 36, 74

MGM Studios Inc v Grokster Ltd, 125 S Ct 2764 (2005) 37, 64,75, 76, 77–9, 80, 81, 83–4, 86–7, 90, 92–3, 98, 100, 110, 112, 114, 136, 140, 141, 144, 151, 153, 158, 165

MGM Studios Inc v Grokster Ltd, 454 F Supp 2d 966 (CD Cal, 2006) 85–7, 90, 101

Monotype Imaging Inc v Bitstream Inc, 376 F Supp 2d 877 (ND Ill, 2005) 57

Moorhouse v University of New South Wales, (1974) 23 FLR 112 115–116

Muzak Corp v Composers, Authors and Publishers Association of Canada Ltd, [1953] 2 SCR 182 110, 112

Nationwide News Pty Ltd v Copyright Agency Ltd, (1996) 65 FCR 399 118, 120, 122

Perfect 10 v Amazon.com, 487 F 3d 701 (9th Cir, 2007) 89

Perfect 10 v Google Inc, 416 F Supp 2d 828 (CD Cal, 2006) 89, 99

Perfect 10 Inc v Visa International Service Association, 494 F 3d 788, at 795 (9th Cir, 2007) 89, 99

Polygram International Publishing Inc v Nevada/TIG Inc, 855 F Supp 1314 (D Mass, 1994) 23–24

RCA Corporation v John Fairfax & Sons Ltd, [1981] 1 NSWLR 251 122

Recording Industry Association of America v Diamond Multimedia Systems, 180 F 3d 1072 (9th Cir, 1999) 13

Religious Technology Center v Netcom On-Line Communication Services Inc, 907 F Supp 1361 (ND Cal, 1995) 65

Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v iiNet Ltd (No 3), [2010] FCA 24 165

Schuchart & Associates v Solo Serve Corporation, 1983 WL 1147 (WD Tex) 28–29

Screen Gems-Columbia Music Inc v Mark-Fi Records Inc, 256 F Supp 399 (DCNY, 1966) 3, 8, 26

Shapiro, Bernstein & Co, Inc v HL Green Co, 135 USPQ 181 (SDNY, 1962) 20

Shapiro, Bernstein and Co v HL Green Co, 316 F 2d 304 (2d Cir, 1963) 20–21, 22, 24, 25, 71, 81

Sony BMG Music Entertainment v Tenenbaum, 93 USPQ 2d 1867 (D Mass, 2009) 2

Sony BMG Music Entertainment v Tenenbaum, 2010 WL 2705499, at 3 (D Mass, 2010) 3

Sony Corporation of America v Universal City Studios, 457 US 1116 (SC, 1982) 33

Sony Corporation of America v Universal City Studios, 464 US 417 (Supreme Court, 1984) 31–2, 33–4, 35, 36, 37, 40, 49–50, 54, 76–9, 137, 166, 168

SonyMusic Entertainment Inc v Internet Site, 97CIV4245 (SDNY, 1997) 13

StreamCast Networks Inc v Skype Technologies SA, 547 F Supp 2d 1086 (CD Cal, 2007) 80

Telerate Systems Inc v Caro, 689 F Supp 221 (SDNY, 1988) 18

Underwriters’ Survey Bureau Ltd v Massie & Renwick Ltd, [1940] SCR 218 (SCC) 110

Universal City Studios Inc v Nintendo Co Ltd, 615 F Supp 838 (DCNY, 1985) 18

Universal City Studios Inc v Sony Corporation of America, 480 F Supp 429 (CD Cal, 1979) 32

Universal City Studios Inc v Sony Corporation of America, 659 F 2d 963 (9th Cir, 1981) 32

Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v Cooper, [2005] FCA 972 120

Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v Sharman License Holdings Ltd, (2005) 65 IPR 289 62–3, 120, 127–8, 129–32, 133–5, 137, 139,140, 141, 144, 155, 157, 172, 177

University of New South Wales v Moorhouse, (1975) 133 CLR 1 115, 116–119, 120, 121, 125

Vereniging Buma and Stichting Stemra v Kazaa BV, (2003) AN7253 Case No C02/186HR, Supreme Court of the Netherlands (Hoge Raad) 102

Vereniging Buma and Stichting Stemra v Kazaa BV, [2001] (Unreported, Amsterdam District Court, 29 November 2001) 102

Vigneux v Canadian Performing Right Society, [1942] Ex CR 129 112

Vigneux v Canadian Performing Right Society, [1943] SCR 348 113

Vigneux v Canadian Performing Right Society, [1945] AC 108 112, 120

WEA International Inc v Hanimex Corporation Ltd, (1987) 17 FCR 274 105, 106, 122–3

Winstone v Wurlitzer Ltd, [1946] VLR 338 120, 122