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BMG MUSIC v. BARROW

United States District Court, N.D. California, Oakland Division


October 15, 2005.

BMG MUSIC, a New York general partnership; VIRGIN RECORDS AMERICA, INC., a California corporation; SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, a Delaware general partnership; UMG RECORDINGS, INC., a Delaware corporation; and WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC., a Delaware corporation, Plaintiffs,
v.
JUSTIN BARROW, Defendant.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: SAUNDRA ARMSTRONG, District Judge

DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND PERMANENT INJUNCTION

Based upon Plaintiffs' Application For Default Judgment By The Court, and good cause appearing therefore, it is hereby Ordered and Adjudged that:

1. Plaintiffs seek the minimum statutory damages of $750 per infringed work, as authorized under the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 504(c)(1)), for each of the seven sound recordings listed in Exhibit A to the Complaint. Accordingly, having been adjudged to be in default, Defendant shall pay damages to Plaintiffs for infringement of Plaintiffs' copyrights in the sound recordings listed in Exhibit A to the Complaint, in the total principal sum of Five Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($5,250.00).
2. Defendant shall further pay Plaintiffs' costs of suit herein in the amount of Three Hundred Twenty-Eight Dollars and Thirteen Cents ($328.13).
3. Defendant shall be and hereby is enjoined from directly or indirectly infringing Plaintiffs' rights under federal or state law in the following copyrighted sound recordings:
  • "Come On Over (All I Want Is You)," on album "Christina Aguilera," by artist "Christina Aguilera" (SR# 274-004);

  • "Baby," on album "Labour Of Love II," by artist "UB40" (SR# 112-173);

  • "For The Cool In You," on album "For The Cool In You," by artist "Babyface" (SR# 184-540);

  • "Careless Whisper," on album "Make It Big," by artist "Wham" (SR# 68-616);

  • "Badfish," on album "Second Hand Smoke," by artist "Sublime" (SR# 246-011);

  • "A Place For My Head," on album "Hybrid Theory," by artist "Linkin Park" (SR# 288-402);

  • "Take On Me," on album "Hunting High and Low," by artist "A-Ha" (SR# 63-603); and in any other sound recording, whether now in existence or later created, that is owned or controlled by the Plaintiffs (or any parent, subsidiary, or affiliate record label of Plaintiffs) ("Plaintiffs' Recordings"), including without limitation by using the Internet or any online media distribution system to reproduce (i.e., download) any of Plaintiffs' Recordings, to distribute (i.e., upload) any of Plaintiffs' Recordings, or to make any of Plaintiffs' Recordings available for distribution to the public, except pursuant to a lawful license or with the express authority of Plaintiffs. Defendant also shall destroy all copies of Plaintiffs' Recordings that Defendant has downloaded onto any computer hard drive or server without Plaintiffs' authorization and shall destroy all copies of those downloaded recordings transferred onto any physical medium or device in Defendant's possession, custody, or control.

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