Tuesday, February 07, 2006

In UMG v. Lindor RIAA Says It Needs Discovery to Oppose Summary Judgment Motion

The RIAA has opposed defendant's request for a pre-motion conference in UMG v. Lindor, arguing that it needs discovery in order to oppose Ms. Lindor's motion for summary judgment.

February 7, 2006, letter of Maryann Penney


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3 comments:

Marsvenge said...

Ray,

Having read Maryann Penney's letter to Judge Trager but not the RIAA's initial complaint:

1. Did the RIAA allege secondary infringement on the part of Marie Lindor or is that automatic when they allege infringement?

2. Since the RIAA saw fit to file the lawsuit despite not being provided with "the most basic of discovery" and allege infringement on the part of Marie Lindor, isn't it an admission of their lack of evidence that they now require full discovery (compelled or otherwise) to fight a motion for summary judgement?

3. Why do they even mention JR Lindor when the RIAA alleged Marie Lindor infringed their copyrights, not JR Lindor?

Ray Beckerman said...

1. No.

2. Yes.

3. Good question.

Boy, you're good.

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