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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. v. Gerene

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

June 4, 2013

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., Plaintiff,
v.
Reneet Gerene, an individual and d/b/a Amazon.com Seller Reneet Gerene; Solomon Rokowsky, an individual and d/b/a Amazon.com Seller Reneet Gerene; and Does 2-10, inclusive, Defendants.

J. Andrew Coombs, (SBN 123881) Nicole L. Drey, (SBN 250235) J. Andrew Coombs, A Prof. Corp., Glendale, California Attorneys for Plaintiff Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.

Eugene Rome (SBN 232780), Rome & Associates, Los Angeles, California Attorney for Defendant Solomon Rokowsky, an individual and d/b/a Amazon.com Seller Reneet Gerene.

[PROPOSED] CONSENT DECREE AND PERMANENT INJUNCTION

GEORGE H. KING, District Judge.

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 Solomon Rokowsky, an individual and d/b/a Amazon.com Seller Reneet Gerene ("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) Unlawful 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) Unlawful enabling, facilitating, permitting, assisting, soliciting, encouraging, abetting, or inducing any person or entity to, without authorization, copy, reproduce, download, distribute, upload, link to, transmit, or publicly perform any of Plaintiff's Works; or
c) Profiting from the unlawful 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 as to Defendant Solomon Rokowsky, an individual and d/b/a Amazon.com Seller Reneet Gerene are dismissed with prejudice. Co-Defendant Reneet Gerene, an individual, is dismissed without 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 the filing by Plaintiff of a duly noticed Motion to Enter Stipulated Judgment, along with the accompanying Settlement Agreement, Stipulation for Entry of Judgment, and Judgment Pursuant to Stipulation, be reopened should Defendant default under the terms concerning payment of the Settlement Sum or the Consent Decree.

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 ...


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