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UMG Recordings, Inc. v. ES Electrosales Leadsinger Co.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


January 6, 2009

UMG RECORDINGS, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION; UNIVERSAL MUSIC CORP., A NEW YORK CORPORATION; SONGS OF UNIVERSAL, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION; UNIVERSAL POLYGRAM INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION; RONDOR MUSIC INTERNATIONAL, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, FOR ITSELF AND D/B/A/ ALMO MUSIC CORP. AND IRVING MUSIC, INC.; UNIVERSAL MUSIC - MBG NA LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY D/B/A UNIVERSAL MUSIC - MGB SONGS; AND UNIVERSAL MUSIC - Z TUNES LLC, A NEW YORK LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, FOR ITSELF AND D/B/A UNIVERSAL MUSIC - Z SONGS, AND AS SUCCESSOR TO ZOMBA ENTERPRISES LLC, PLAINTIFFS,
v.
ES ELECTROSALES LEADSINGER CO., LTD., A NEW YORK CORPORATION; ES ELECTROSALES CO., LTD., A NEW YORK CORPORATION; LEADSINGER CORP., A NEW YORK CORPORATION; ENTER-TECH CO., LTD., A CORPORATION ORGANIZED UNDER THE LAWS OF KOREA; JERRY CHOE, AN INDIVIDUAL; AND LEADSINGER, A JOINT VENTURE AND PARTNERSHIP OF ENTER-TECH CO. LTD. AND CHOE; AND DOES 1-10, INCLUSIVE, DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: John F. Walter United States District Judge

JUDGMENT AND PERMANENT INJUNCTION

Having considered and granted Plaintiffs' (1) Application for Default Judgment by Court against Defendants ES Electrosales Leadsinger Co., Ltd.; Es

Electrosales Co., Ltd.; Leadsinger Corp.; Enter-Tech Co., Ltd.; and Leadsinger (a joint venture and partnership of Defendants Enter-

Tech Co., Ltd. and Jerry Choe), (2) Motion for Summary Judgment on Liability and Willfulness

Of and Damage against Defendant Jerry Choe, (3) Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Full Costs

Against Defendants ES Electrosales Leadsinger Co., Ltd.; Es Electrosales Co., Ltd.; Leadsinger

Corp.; Enter-Tech Co., Ltd.; and Leadsinger (a joint venture and partnership of Defendants Enter-

Tech Co., Ltd. and Jerry Choe), and (4) Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Full Costs Against

Defendant Jerry Choe,

IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that Plaintiffs UMG Recordings, Inc., Universal

Music Corp.; Songs of Universal, Inc.; Universal -- PolyGram International Publishing, Inc.;

Rondor Music International, Inc., for itself and d/b/a Almo Music Corp. and Irving Music, Inc.;

Universal Music -- MGB NA LLC, for itself and d/b/a Universal Music -- MGB Songs; and

Universal Music -- Z Tunes LLC, for itself and d/b/a Universal Music -- Z Songs, and as successor to Zomba Enterprises LLC (collectively, "Plaintiffs") shall have and recover, jointly and severally,

from Defendants (1) ES Electrosales Leadsinger Co., Ltd.; (2) Es Electrosales Co., Ltd.; (3)

Leadsinger Corp.; (4) Enter-Tech Co., Ltd.; (5) Leadsinger (a joint venture and partnership of Defendants Enter-Tech Co., Ltd. and Jerry Choe); and (6) Jerry Choe (collectively, "Defendants"),

the sum of $10,950,000, with interest thereon at the rate provided by 28 U.S.C. § 1961.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that Plaintiffs shall have and recover their attorneys' fees and costs from Defendants, jointly and severally, in the amount of $132,898.36, for a total Judgment of $11,082,898.32.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that Defendants and their agents, servants, employees, officers, successors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, representatives, licensees, assigns, and all persons acting in concert or participating with any of them are hereby permanently enjoined and restrained from directly or indirectly reproducing in copies or phonorecords, distributing, or preparing derivative works based on any of Plaintiffs'

Sound Recordings and Musical Compositions (as hereafter defined), or any part or portion thereof, or otherwise infringing any of Plaintiffs' Sound Recordings or Musical Compositions.

For purposes of this permanent injunction, "Sound Recordings" and "Musical

Composition" include any of the sound recordings or musical compositions identified in Schedule

A and Schedule B, respectfully, to the First Amended Complaint in this action (both of which schedules are attached hereto as Exhibit 1); and any other sound recording or musical composition, whether now in existence or later created, that is owned or controlled by either of the Plaintiffs or any parent, subsidiary, division of affiliate record label of either of the Plaintiffs.

EXHIBIT 1

SCHEDULE A

SELECTION OF COPYRIGHTED SOUND RECORDINGS INFRINGED BY DEFENDANTS RECORDING ARTIST COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION NUMBER

Because Of You 98 Degrees SR 237 315 I Found Someone Cher SR 86 377 If I Could Turn Back Time Cher SR 107 164 Photograph Def Leppard SR 42 982 Don't Speak No Doubt SR 206 724 Here Without You 3 Doors Down SR 347 346 When I'm Gone 3 Doors Down SR 347 346 Pieces of Me Ashlee Simpson SR 358 548 What's My Age Again Blink 182 SR 279 826 Hero Enrique Iglesias SR 303 794 The Middle Jimmy Eat World SR 288 525 Come As You Are Nirvana SR 135 335 Roxanne Police SR 4 190 Superstition Stevie Wonder RE 852 322 Somebody Told Me The Killers SR 355 962 Mr Brightside The Killers SR 355 962 The Reason Hoobastank SR 339 555 Kryptonite 3 Doors Down SR 277 407 All The Small Things Blink 182 SR 279 826 A Long December Counting Crows SR 226 415 Mr Jones Counting Crows SR 172 267 Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd RE 867 684 I'm The Only One Mellisa Etheridge SR 171 983 Scars Papa Roach SR 360 567 Blurry Puddle of Mudd SR 301 465 With Or Without You U2 SR 78 949 Foolish Ashanti SR 315 089 Rock With U Ashanti SR 332 594 Back At One Brian McKnight SR 280 025 Love Of My Life Brian McKnight SR 301 470 Still Brian McKnight SR 301 470 There Is A Kind Of Hush Carpenters RE 908 358 That Don't Impress Me Much Shania Twain SR 243 502 You're Still The One Shania Twain SR 243 502 Man I Feel Like A Woman Shania Twain SR 243 502

SCHEDULE B

SELECTION OF COPYRIGHTED COMPOSITIONS INFRINGED BY DEFENDANTS

Composition Copyright

Administrator

Registration

Number

All That I Need PA 1 278 074 Songs of Universal, Inc. and Bayjun Beat Music adm. by Songs of Universal, Inc.

Angel of Mine PA 913 202 Universal -- Polygram International Publishing, Inc. Answer The Phone PA 1 275 835 Irving Music, Inc.

Back At One PA 1 203 871 Universal - PolyGram Int. Publ., Inc. and Cancelled

Lunch Music adm. by Universal - PolyGram Int. Publ., Inc.

Barbie Girl PA 890 830 MCA Music Scandinavia AB adm. by Universal Music Corp.

Because I Got High PA 1 123 416 Universal Music Corp. & Afroman Music adm. by Universal Music Corp.

Bed of Roses PA 593 688 Universal - PolyGram Int. Publ., Inc. and Bon Jovi Publ. adm. by Universal - PolyGram Int. Publ., Inc.

California Girls EU 890 216

Sea of Tunes Publ. Co. adm. by Irving Music, Inc.

Pau 2-079-518

Complicated PA 1 101 506 Almo Music Corp. and Avril Lavigne Publ. Ltd. adm. by Almo Music Corp.

Don't Tell Me PA 1 251 277 Almo Music Corp. and Avril Lavigne Publ. Ltd. adm. by Almo Music Corp.

Don't Worry Baby EU 818 195 Sea of Tunes Publ. Co. adm. by Irving Music, Inc. Forever's As Far As I'll Go

PA 485 498 Almo Music Corp. and Brio Blues Music adm. by Almo Music Corp.

Hand in My Pocket PA 705 730 Songs of Universal, Inc., Vanhurst Place Music adm. by Songs of Universal, Inc., Universal Music Corp. & Aerostation Corp. adm. by Universal Music Corp. Happy PA 1 263 374 Universal Music Corp., Pookietoots Publ. and Baeza

Music LLC adm. by Universal Music Corp.

Holidae Inn PA 1 242 127 Irving Music, Inc., Almo Music Corp., Trak Starz

Music adm. by Almo Music Corp., Universal Music -MGB Songs, Chingy Music adm. by Universal Music -MGB Songs I Can't Sleep PA 1 199 705 Songs of Universal, Inc., My Mulligan Music adm. by

Songs of Universal, Inc.

I'll Be There For You PA 378 915 Universal - PolyGram Int. Publ., Inc. and Bon Jovi Publ. adm. by Universal - PolyGram Int. Publ., Inc.

Ironic PA 705 736 Songs of Universal, Inc., Vanhurst Place Music adm. by

Songs of Universal, Inc., Universal Music Corp. & Aerostation Corp. adm. by Universal Music Corp. It's My Life PA 1 003 884 Universal - PolyGram Int. Publ., Inc. and Bon Jovi

Publ. adm. by Universal - PolyGram Int. Publ., Inc.

Kryptonite PA 999 801 Songs of Universal, Inc. & Escatawpa Songs adm. by Composition Copyright

Administrator

Registration

Number

Songs of Universal, Inc.

Looks Like We Made It

EU 645 778 Rondor Music London Ltd. adm. by Irving Music, Inc.

& Irving Music, Inc.

More Than That PA 1 039 514 Universal/MCA Music Scandinavia AB adm. by

Universal Music Corp.

My Happy Ending PA 1 251 274 Almo Music Corp. and Avril Lavigne Publ. Ltd. adm. by Almo Music Corp.

My Heart Will Go On PA 880 171 Blue Sky Rider Songs adm. by Irving Music, Inc.

P.I.M.P. PA 1 147 474 50 Cent Music adm. by Universal Music Corp.

Paid My Dues PA 1 108 224 Universal Music Corp. & Poho Prod. Adm. by

Universal Music Corp.

Rain on Me PA 1 221 026 Universal Music Corp., Pookietoots Publ. and Baeza

Music LLC adm. by Universal Music Corp.

Right Thurr PA 1 242 122 Irving Music, Inc., Almo Music Corp., Trak Starz

Music adm. by Almo Music Corp., Universal Music -MGB Songs, Chingy Music adm. by Universal Music -MGB Songs Simple Life PA 1 277 317 Universal Music - Careers, Silverkiss Music publ. adm. by Universal Music - Careers, Songs of Universal, Inc., Songs From The Engine Room adm. by Songs of Universal, Inc.

Sk8er Boi PA 1 101 507 Almo Music Corp. and Avril Lavigne Publ. Ltd. adm. by Almo Music Corp.

Irving Music, Inc. and Rondor Music London Ltd. adm. by Irving Music, Inc.

Suga Suga PA 1 281 057 Songs of Universal, Inc., Universal Music Corp., Latino

Somewhere In The Night

EU 548 936 PAu 130 041

Velvet Music adm. by Songs of Universal, Inc., Amaya Sofia Publ. adm. by Universal Music Corp.

Summer of '69 PA 238 134 Irving Music, Inc., Adams Communications, Inc. adm. by Irving Music, Inc., Almo Music Corp., Testatyme Music adm. by Almo Music Corp.

Thank you PA 940 228 Universal Music Corp., Aerostation Corp. & 1974 adm. by Universal Music Corp.

Toxic PA 1 287 636 Murlyn Songs AB adm. in US/Canada by Universal - PolyGram Int. Publ., Inc.

Wanted Dead or Alive PA 304 634 Universal - PolyGram Int. Publ., Inc. and Bon Jovi Publ. adm. by Universal - PolyGram Int. Publ., Inc.

When I'm Gone PA 1 120 566 Songs of Universal, Inc. & Escatawpa Songs adm. by Songs of Universal, Inc.

Whole Again PA 1 256 283 BPAD Music Ltd. adm. by Universal - PolyGram Int. Publ., Inc.

20090106

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