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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc v. Marty Howard

February 4, 2013

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT INC., PLAINTIFF,
v.
MARTY HOWARD, AN INDIVIDUAL AND D/B/A AS AMAZON.COM SELLER 123 COLLECTIBLES DVD'S & CD'S AND DOES 1-10, INCLUSIVE, DEFENDANTS.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. George H. Wu United States District Judge

CONSENT DECREE AND PERMANENT INJUNCTION

The Court, having read and considered the Joint Stipulation for Entry of Consent Decree and Permanent Injunction that has been executed by Plaintiff Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. ("Plaintiff") and Defendant Marty Howard, an individual and d/b/a as Amazon.com Seller 123 Collectibles DVD'S & CD's ("Defendant"), in this action, and good cause appearing therefore, hereby:

ORDERS that based on the Parties' stipulation and only as to Defendant, his successors, heirs, and assignees, this Injunction shall be and is hereby entered in the within action as follows:

1) This Court has jurisdiction over the parties to this action and over the subject matter hereof pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq., and 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1338. Service of process was properly made against Defendant.

2) Plaintiff owns or controls the copyright or pertinent exclusive right to distribute or license the distribution of home video and digital products, including video home cassettes (VHS) as well as optical discs, including, but not limited to, digital versatile discs (DVDs) and Blu-ray discs (collectively "Media Products") incorporating the motion picture or television titles subject to the copyright registrations listed in Exhibit "A" attached hereto and incorporated herein by this reference (collectively referred to herein as "Plaintiff's Works").

3) Plaintiff has alleged that Defendant has made unauthorized uses of Plaintiff's Works or substantially similar likenesses or colorable imitations thereof. 4) Defendant and his agents, servants, employees, representatives, successor and assigns, and all persons, firms, corporations or other entities in active concert or participation with him who receive actual notice of the Injunction are hereby restrained and permanently enjoined from infringing -- directly, contributorily or vicariously -- or enabling, facilitating, permitting, assisting, soliciting, encouraging, inducing, authorizing, aiding or abetting, materially contributing to, or persuading anyone to infringe in any manner Plaintiff's Works, including, but not limited to, the following:

a) Copying, reproducing, downloading, distributing, uploading, linking to, transmitting, or publicly performing, or using trademarks, trade names or logos in connection with unauthorized Media Products containing any of Plaintiff's Works;

b) Enabling, facilitating, permitting, assisting, soliciting, encouraging, abetting, or inducing any person or entity to copy, reproduce, download, distribute, upload, link to, transmit, or publicly perform any of Plaintiff's Works; or

c) Profiting from the unauthorized copying, reproduction, downloading, distribution, uploading, linking to, transmission, or public performance of any of Plaintiff's Works while declining to exercise a right to stop or limit such unauthorized copying, reproduction, downloading, distribution, uploading, linking to, transmission, or public performance of any of Plaintiff's Works.

5) Each side shall bear its own fees and costs of suit.

6) Except as provided herein, all claims alleged in the Complaint are dismissed with prejudice.

7) This Injunction shall be deemed to have been served upon Defendant at the time of its execution by the Court.

8) The Court finds there is no just reason for delay in entering this Injunction and, pursuant to Rule 54(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Court directs immediate entry of this Injunction against Defendant.

9) The Court shall retain jurisdiction of this action to entertain such further proceedings and to enter such further orders as may be necessary or appropriate to implement and enforce the provisions of this Injunction.

10) The above-captioned action, shall, upon filing by Plaintiff of the Settlement Agreement, Stipulation for Entry of Judgment and Judgment Pursuant to Stipulation, and requesting entry of judgment against Defendant, be reopened should Defendant default under the terms of the Settlement Agreement.

11) This Court shall retain jurisdiction over Defendant for the purpose of making further orders necessary or proper for the construction or modification of this consent decree and judgment; the enforcement hereof; the punishment of any violations hereof; and for the possible entry of a further Judgment Pursuant to Stipulation in this action.

PRESENTED BY:

J. Andrew Coombs, A Prof. Corp.

By: ____________________________

J. Andrew Coombs Annie S. Wang Attorneys for Plaintiff Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.

Marty Howard, an individual and d/b/a as Amazon.co Seller 123 Collectibles DVD'S & CD's

By: _______________________________

Marty Howard Defendant, in pro se

COPYRIGHT REGISTRATIONS

Registration No. Title Copyright Claimant

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

New Line Productions,

PA 791-384

Inc.

RE 882-059;

Babe (Widescreen Special

Turner Entertainment Co.

LP 44-949

Edition)

(PWH)

New Line Productions,

PA 931-682 Blast From the Past

Inc.

Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat

RE 671-581

(Widescreen Edition) CBS Worldwide, Inc.

New Line Productions,

PA 951-217 Drop Dead Gorgeous

Inc.

Warner Bros.

Entertainment Inc. PA 39-609 It's Alive Larco Productions, Inc. PA 17-539 It's Alive 2: It Lives Again Larco Productions, Inc.

PA 415-590 Her Alibi

Warner Bros.

Entertainment Inc. R637954 Mighty Joe Young RKO Pictures, Inc.

PA 364-606 It's Alive 3: Island of the Alive

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film Company & S L M

PA 142-980 Poltergeist

Entertainment, Ltd.

Purple Films Company &

Warner Bros.

Entertainment Inc.

PA 227-976 Purple Rain

RE 704-367;

Turner Entertainment Co.

LP 34-487 The Dirty Dozen

(PWH)

Rankin/Bass Productions,

Inc. (1977);

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

PA 1-260-522

(1977);

PRE 000-005-992

Pictures Inc.; Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

(2012) The Hobbit (1977; 2012)

(2012)

The Lord of the Rings: The

New Line Productions,

PA 1-107-745

Fellowship of the Ring

Inc.

Lord Dritte Productions

Deutschland Filmproduktion, GmbH &

The Lord of the Rings: The

Co. KG & New Line

PA 1-201-547

Return of the King

Productions, Inc.

Lord Zweite Productions

Deutschland Filmproduktion, GmbH &

The Lord of the Rings: The

Two Towers (Four-Disc Special Extended Edition)

Co. KG & New Line

PA 1-119-134

Productions, Inc.X

New Line Productions,

PA 1-232-756 The Notebook

Inc.

The Polar Express (Widescreen Edition)

Warner Bros.

Entertainment, Inc.

PA 1-250-537

Warner Bros.

Entertainment Inc.

PA 874-690 The Postman

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Chainsaw Productions II,

PAu003065408

(2006)

LLC

Morgan Creek Productions, Inc. (employer for hire)

True Romance (Unrated

PA 665-213

Director's Cut)

Warner Bros.

Entertainment Inc.

PA 252-454 Vision Quest

THE BIG BANG THEORY:

Warner Bros.

Entertainment Inc.

PA 1-795-517

Pilot

THE BIG BANG THEORY:

The Big Bran Hypothesis Warner Bros.

PA 1-799-964

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY:

The Fuzzy Boots Corollary Warner Bros.

PA 1-799-962

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY:

The Luminous Fish Effect Warner Bros.

PA 1-799-893

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY:

The Hamburger Postulate Warner Bros.

PA 1-799-876

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY: The Middle Earth Paradigm Warner Bros.

PA 1-799-894

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY:

The Dumpling Paradox Warner Bros.

PA 1-799-868

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY: The Grasshopper Experiment Warner Bros.

PA 1-799-872

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY:

The Cooper-Hofstadter

Warner Bros.

Entertainment Inc.

PA 1-799-890

Polarization

THE BIG BANG THEORY:

The Loobenfeld Decay Warner Bros.

PA 1-800-073

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY: The Pancake Batter Anomaly Warner Bros.

PA 1-799-897

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY:

The Jerusalem Duality Warner Bros.

PA 1-799-875

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY:

The Bat Jar Conjecture Warner Bros.

PA 1-799-899

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY:

The Nerdvana Annihilation Warner Bros.

PA 1-799-884

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY: The Pork Chop Indeterminacy Warner Bros.

PA 1-799-886

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY:

The Peanut Reaction Warner Bros.

PA 1-799-887

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY:

The Tangerine Factor Warner Bros.

PA 1-799-865

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY: The Vartabedian Conundrum Warner Bros.

PA 1-696-748

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY:

The Euclid Alternative Warner Bros.

PA 1-696-743

Entertainment Inc.

THE BIG BANG THEORY:

The Cooper-Nowitzki

Warner Bros.

Entertainment ...


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