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Copyright law – see your statutes book
Copyright cases – see casebook
Examples of copyright complaints:
- Griner v. Jake’s Fireworks, Inc. (Success Kid complaint) (Eddy)
- Success Kid Attachment 1 (exhibits) (Eddy)
- Success Kid Attachment 2 (civil cover sheet) (Eddy)
- Bourne Co. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. (Family Guy) (Olga)
- Roberts v. Gordy (Rick Ross & LMFAO) (Travis, I think; correct me if I’m wrong)
- Williams v. Bridgeport Music, Inc. (Blurred Lines) (Julio, also Pedro via email earlier in day)
- Whitmill v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. (Tyson tattoo) (Shane)
- Disney Enterprises, Inc. v. Hotfile Corp. (cloud storage) (Alexandra)
- Herman v. Bizar (Alexandra)
- Sample RIAA P2P filesharing complaint (Matt and Julio)
- Auerbach v. Pizza Hut, Inc. (The Black Keys Gold on the Ceiling) (Matt and Julio)
- BMG Rights Management (US) LLC v. Cox Enterprises, Inc. (ISPs & P2P) (Matt and Julio)
- Spry Fox, LLC v. LOLApps, Inc. (Triple Town video game) (Julio)
- IO Group Inc. v. Gonzales (video P2P) (Julio)
- Universal Studios v. Perez Hilton (The Break-Up) (Julio)
Subject matter jurisdiction/venue:
- 28 U.S. Code § 1331 – Federal question
- 28 U.S. Code § 1332 – Diversity of citizenship; amount in controversy; costs
- 28 U.S. Code § 1367 – Supplemental jurisdiction
- 28 U.S. Code § 1338 – Patents, plant variety protection, copyrights, mask works, designs, trademarks, and unfair competition
- 28 U.S. Code § 1400 – Patents and copyrights, mask works, and designs
- Rule 4. Summons
- Rule 8. General Rules of Pleading
- Rule 9. Pleading Special Matters
- Rule 10. Form of Pleadings
- Rule 11. Signing Pleadings, Motions, and Other Papers; Representations to the Court; Sanctions
- Rule 12. Defenses and Objections: When and How Presented; Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings; Consolidating Motions; Waiving Defenses; Pretrial Hearing
- Rule 84. Forms (Abrogated, eff. Dec. 1, 2015).
- Forms (Abrogated, eff. Dec. 1, 2015).
- Get FRCP forms at USCourts.gov site (downloadable PDF).
- Form 1: caption
- Form 2: date, signature, address, email address, telephone numer
- Form 3: summons
- Form 6: waiver of the service of summons
- Form 7: statement of jurisdiction
- Form 19: Complaint for Copyright Infringement and Unfair Competition
- Summons in a civil action
- Notice of a Lawsuit and Request to Waive Service of a Summons
- Waiver of the service of summons
- General information
- Local area rules
- Internal operating procedures
- Civil filing requirements
- Civil cover sheet (modified by S.D. Fla.)
- Barebones complaint
Florida long-arm statute, Florida Stat. Ann § 48.193
48.193. Acts subjecting person to jurisdiction of courts of state
(a) A person, whether or not a citizen or resident of this state, who personally or through an agent does any of the acts enumerated in this subsection thereby submits himself or herself and, if he or she is a natural person, his or her personal representative to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state for any cause of action arising from any of the following acts:
1. Operating, conducting, engaging in, or carrying on a business or business venture in this state or having an office or agency in this state.
2. Committing a tortious act within this state.
3. Owning, using, possessing, or holding a mortgage or other lien on any real property within this state.
4. Contracting to insure a person, property, or risk located within this state at the time of contracting.
5. With respect to a proceeding for alimony, child support, or division of property in connection with an action to dissolve a marriage or with respect to an independent action for support of dependents, maintaining a matrimonial domicile in this state at the time of the commencement of this action or, if the defendant resided in this state preceding the commencement of the action, whether cohabiting during that time or not. This paragraph does not change the residency requirement for filing an action for dissolution of marriage.
6. Causing injury to persons or property within this state arising out of an act or omission by the defendant outside this state, if, at or about the time of the injury, either:
a. The defendant was engaged in solicitation or service activities within this state; or
b. Products, materials, or things processed, serviced, or manufactured by the defendant anywhere were used or consumed within this state in the ordinary course of commerce, trade, or use.
7. Breaching a contract in this state by failing to perform acts required by the contract to be performed in this state.
8. With respect to a proceeding for paternity, engaging in the act of sexual intercourse within this state with respect to which a child may have been conceived.
9. Entering into a contract that complies with s. 685.102.
(b) Notwithstanding any provision of this subsection, a penalty or fine imposed by an agency of any other state shall not be enforceable against any person or entity incorporated or having its principal place of business in this state where such other state does not provide a mandatory right of review of such agency decision in a state court of competent jurisdiction.
(2) A defendant who is engaged in substantial and not isolated activity within this state, whether such activity is wholly interstate, intrastate, or otherwise, is subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state, whether or not the claim arises from that activity.
(3) Service of process upon any person who is subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state as provided in this section may be made by personally serving the process upon the defendant outside this state, as provided in s. 48.194. The service shall have the same effect as if it had been personally served within this state.
(4) If a defendant in his or her pleadings demands affirmative relief on causes of action unrelated to the transaction forming the basis of the plaintiff’s claim, the defendant shall thereafter in that action be subject to the jurisdiction of the court for any cause of action, regardless of its basis, which the plaintiff may by amendment assert against the defendant.
(5) Nothing contained in this section limits or affects the right to serve any process in any other manner now or hereinafter provided by law.
Laws 1973, c. 73-179, § 1; Laws 1984, c. 84-2, § 3; Laws 1988, c. 88-176, § 3; Laws 1993, c. 93-250, § 3. Amended by Laws 1995, c. 95-147, § 281, eff. July 10, 1995; Laws 2013, c. 2013-164, § 1, eff. July 1, 2013.
Posted Nov. 17, 2015 (adding more copyright complaints)