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Docket for 04-480
No. 04-480
Title:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., et al., Petitioners
v.
Grokster, Ltd., et al.
Docketed:October 8, 2004
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(03-55894, 03-55901, 03-56236)
  Decision Date:August 19, 2004
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Oct 8 2004 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 8, 2004)
Nov 4 2004 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the petitioners.
Nov 4 2004 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the respondents.
Nov 8 2004 Brief of respondent Grokster, Ltd., et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 8 2004 Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.
Nov 8 2004 Brief amici curiae of National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, et al. filed.
Nov 8 2004 Brief amicus curiae of SESAC, Inc. filed.
Nov 8 2004 Brief amici curiae of Utah, et al. filed.
Nov 8 2004 Brief amici curiae of Roxio, inc., et al. filed.
Nov 8 2004 Brief amici curiae of Commissioner of Baseball, et al. filed.
Nov 8 2004 Brief amicus curiae of International Rights Owners filed.
Nov 8 2004 Brief amici curiae of Computer and Communications Industry Association and Internet Archive filed.
Nov 8 2004 Brief amici curiae of Recording Artists' Coalition, et al. filed.
Nov 8 2004 Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association filed.
Nov 8 2004 Brief amici curiae of American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, et al. filed.
Nov 8 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Progress & Freedom Foundation filed.
Nov 8 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Nov 22 2004 Reply of petitioners Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., et al. filed.
Nov 23 2004 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 10, 2004.
Dec 10 2004 Petition GRANTED.
Jan 13 2005 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the respondents.
Jan 19 2005 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, March 29, 2005.
Jan 19 2005 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the petitioners Songwriter and Music Publishers.
Jan 19 2005 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the petitioners.
Jan 21 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Macrovision Corporation filed.
Jan 21 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Video Software Dealers Association filed.
Jan 24 2005 Extension of time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits to and including January 25, 2005.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amici curiae of US Senators Patrick Leahy and Orrin Hatch in Support of Neither Party filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amici curiae of Digital Media Association, et al. filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief of petitioners Songwriter and Music Publisher filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief of petitioners Motion Picture Studio and Recording Company
Jan 24 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Business Software Alliance filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Defenders of Property Rights filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amici curiae of Napster LLC, et al) filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Professor Lee A. Hollaar in Support of Neither Party filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Owners Association in Support of Neither Party filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amicus curiae of SNOCAP in Support of Neither Party filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Audible Magic Corporation, et al. in Support of Neither Party filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amicus curiae of IEEE-USA in support of either party filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Recording Merchandisers filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amici curiae of Law Professors, et al filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amici curiae of Professors Peter Menell, David Nimmer, Robert Merges and Justin Hughes filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Broadcasters filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amici curiae of Commissioner of Baseball, et al. filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Progress & Freedom Foundation filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Americans for Tax Reform filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amici curiae of Kids First Coalition, et al. filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amici curiae of American Society for Composers, et al. filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amicus curiae of International Rights Owners filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amici curiae of Utah, et al. filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amici curiae of Kenneth J Arrow, et al. filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Bridgemar Services, Ltd filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amici curiae of National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 24 2005 Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association filed.
Jan 24 2005 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jan 25 2005 Brief amici curiae of American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada filed, et al.
Jan 25 2005 Joint appendix filed. (Jt. appendix in three volumes.)
Jan 28 2005 CIRCULATED.
Feb 7 2005 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Feb 17 2005 Extension of time within which to file respondents' brief on the merits to and including March 1, 2005.
Feb 22 2005 Record received from U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit. (1 box)
Feb 23 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund filed. (Distributed)
Feb 23 2005 Record received from U.S.D.C. Central Dist. California. (30 boxes) Portions of this record are under seal.
Feb 25 2005 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2005 Brief amici curiae of Malla Pollack and Other Law Professors filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2005 Brief amici curiae of Computer Science Professors Harold Abelson, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2005 Brief amici curiae of Law Professors Keith Aoki, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2005 Brief amici curiae of ACLU, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amicus curiae of National Venture Capital Association filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief of respondent Grokster, LTD., and StreamCast Networks, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amici curiae of Consumer Federation of America, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Charles Nesson filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amici curiae of Consumer Electronics Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Koleman Strumpf filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amici curiae of Free Software and New Yorkers for Fair Use filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amici curiae of Edward Lee, Peter Shane and Peter Swire filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Media Studies Professors filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amici curiae of Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Emerging Technology Companies filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amici curiae of Sixty Intellectual Property and Technology Law Professors, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Intel Corporation filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amici curiae of Internet Law Faculty filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Altnet, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Computing Industry Association filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Sharman Networks Limited filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Innovation Scholars and Economists filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Creative Commons filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amici curiae of Sovereign Artists on Behalf of Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2005 Brief amici curiae of American Conservative Union and National Taxpayers Union filed. (Distributed)
Mar 7 2005 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Mar 18 2005 Reply of petitioners Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 18 2005 Reply of petitioner Songwriter and Music Publisher petitioners filed. (Distributed)
Mar 29 2005 Argued. For petitioners: Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Washington, D.C.; and Paul D. Clement, Acting Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (for United States, as amicus curiae). For respondents: Richard G. Taranto, Washington, D.C.
Jun 27 2005 Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Souter, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Ginsburg, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Rehnquist, C. J., and Kennedy, J., joined. Breyer, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Stevens and O'Connor, JJ., joined.
Jul 29 2005 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Aug 1 2005 Record returned to U.S.C.A. for 9th Circuit.
Aug 1 2005 Record returned to U.S.D.C. for Central Dist. of California.
Aug 12 2005 Acknowledgement of receipt (08/01/05) of judgment from Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit received.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioners:
Donald B. Verrilli Jr. Jenner & Block LLP(202) 639-6000
    Counsel of Record1099 New York Avenue, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001
dverrilli@jenner.com
Party name: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., et al.
 
Carey R. Ramos 1285 Avenue of the Americas(212) 373-3000
New York, NY  10019-6064
Party name: Songwriter and Music Publisher
Attorneys for Respondents:
Cindy Ann Cohn Electronic Frontier Foundation(415) 436-9333
    Counsel of Record454 Shotwell Street
San Francisco, CA  94110
cindy@eff.org
Party name: Grokster, LTD., and StreamCast Networks, Inc.
 
Michael H. Page Keker & Van Nest LLP(415) 391-5400
710 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA  94111
Party name: Grokster, Ltd.
 
Richard G. Taranto Farr & Taranto(202) 775-0184
1150 18th Street, N. W., Suite 1030
Washington, DC  20036-2435
rgtjd@cs.com
Party name: Grokster, Ltd., et al.
Other:
Jon A. Baumgarten Proskauer Rose LLP(212) 969-3000
1585 Broadway
New York, NY  10036
Party name: National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, et al.
 
Geoffrey L. Beauchamp 719 Dresher Road(267) 803-5715
Horsham, PA  19044
Party name: Macrovision Corporation
 
E. Edward Bruce Covington & Burling(202) 626-0000
1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20004
Party name: Business Software Alliance
 
James M. Burger Dow Lohnes & Albertson(202) 776-2000
1200 New Hampshire Ave.
Washington, DC  20036
Party name: Intel Corporation
 
Paul D. Clement Acting Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: United States
 
Matthew J. Conigliaro Carlton Fields PA(727) 821-7000
200 Central Avenue
Suite 2300
St. Petersburg, FL  33701
Party name: IEEE-USA in support of either party
 
Roy A. Cooper III. Attorney General(919) 716-6500
Office of the Attorney General
Post Office Box 629
Raleigh, NC  27602
Party name: Utah, et al.
 
Thomas G. Corcoran Jr. Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe(202) 293-5555
1101 Seventeenth St., NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC  20036
tgc@bcr-dc.com
Party name: Recording Artists' Coalition, et al.
 
James V. DeLong Progress & Freedom Foundation(202) 289-8928
1444 Eye St., NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC  20005
Party name: Progress & Freedom Foundation
 
Viet D. Dinh Bancroft PLLC(202) 234-0090
1919 M Street, NW
Suite 470
Washington, DC  20036
vdinh@bancroftpllc.com
Party name: Kids First Coalition, et al.
 
Roderick G. Dorman Hennigan, Bennett & Dorman LLP(213) 694-1200
601 South Figueroa St.
Suite 3300
Los Angeles, CA  90017
Party name: Sharman Networks Limited
 
Herbert L. Fenster McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP(202) 496-7500
1900 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006
hfenster@mckennalong.com
Party name: Washington Legal Foundation
 
William W. Fisher III. 1575 Massachusetts Ave.(617) 495-0957
Cambridge, MA  02138
Party name: Internet Law Faculty
 
Melvin C. Garner American Intellectual Property Law Association(703) 415-0780
2001 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Suite 203
Arlington, VA  22202
Party name: Qmerican Intellectual Property Law in Association
 
Robert Alan Garrett Arnold & Porter LLP(202) 942-5000
555 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20004
Robert.Garrett@aporter.com
Party name: Commissioner of Baseball, et al.
 
James Gibson University of Richmond Schol of Law(804) 287-6398
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA  23173
Party name: Law Professors
 
Laurence Gold Bredhoff & Kaiser PLLC(202) 842-2600
805 Fifteenth Street, N.W.
Suite 1000
Washington, DC  20005
Party name: American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada
 
Christopher A. Hansen American Civil Liberties Union Foundation(212) 549-2606
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY  10004
chansen@aclu.org
Party name: ACLU, et al.
 
Peter Jaszi Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law(202) 274-4216
Washington College of Law AU
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016
pjaszi@wcl.american.edu
Party name: Computer and Communications Industry Association and Internet Archive
 
Bruce Gary Joseph Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP(202) 719-7000
1776 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006
bjoseph@wileyrein
Party name: Consumer Electronics Association, et al.
 
Michael K. Kellogg Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel PLLC(202) 326-7900
1615 M Street, N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC  20036
mkellogg@khhte.com
Party name: National Venture Capital Association
 
Jeffrey A. Kimmel Meister Seelig & Fein LLP(212) 655-3500
2 Grand Central Tower
140 East 45th Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY  10017
Party name: Bridgemar Services, Ltd
 
I. Fred Koenigsberg White & Case LLP(212) 819-8200
1155 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10036
Party name: American Society for Composers, et al.
 
Patrick Leahy United States Senate(202) 224-3121
Washington, DC  20510
Party name: US Senators Patrick Leahy and Orrin Hatch in Support of Neither Party
 
Edward S. Lee 55 W. 12th Avenue(614) 292-3201
Columbus, OH  43210
Party name: Edward Lee, Peter Shane and Peter Swire
 
Lawrence Lessig Creative Commons(650) 294-4732
444 Castro Street, Suite 900
Mountain View, CA  94041
lessig@creativecommons.org
Party name: Creative Commons
 
Roy I. Liebman 460 West 34th Street, 4th Floor(212) 340-0647
New York, NY  10001
rliebman@counselpress.com
Party name: Media Studies Professors
 
J. Glynn Lunney Jr. Tulane University School of Law(504) 865-5987
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA  70118-6231
Party name: Law Professors Keith Aoki, et al.
 
Marsha J. MacBride National Association of Broadcasters(202) 429-5430
1771 N Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036
Party name: Natioinal Association of Broadcasters
 
Alan R. Malasky Porter Wright Morris & Arthur(202) 778-3000
1919 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC  20006
Party name: National Association of Recording Merchandisers
 
Andrew G. McBride Wiley, Rein LLP(202) 719-7135
1776 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
amcbride@wileyrein.com
Party name: Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, et al.
 
Peter S. Menell Koret Professor of Law and Director(510) 642-5489
Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
UC Berkeley School of Law
Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA  94720
pmenell@law.berkeley.edu
Party name: Professors Peter Menell, David Nimmer, Robert Merges and Justin Hughes
 
John T. Mitchell Interaction Law(202) 415-9213
1629 K Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC  20006
john@interactionlaw.com
Party name: Video Software Dealers Association
 
Eben Moglen Software Freedom Law Center(212) 461-1900
1995 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY  10023
moglen@softwarefreedom.org
Party name: Free Software and New Yorkers for Fair Use
 
Dierdre K. Mulligan University of California at Berkeley(510) 643-4800
396 simon Hall
Berkeley, CA  94720-7200
Party name: Sixty Intellectual Property and Technology Law Professors, et al.
 
Charles Nesson 1525 Massachusetts Ave.(617) 495-4609
Griswold 501
Cambridge, MA
nesson@law.harvard.edu
Party name: Charles Nesson
 
Joel W. Nomkin Perkins Coie Brown & Bain602351800
2901 N. Central Avenue
Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ  85012-2788
jnomkin@perkinscoie.com
Party name: SNOCAP in Support of Neither Party
 
Rick D. Nydegger Workman Nydegger(801) 533-9800
1000 Eagle Gate Tower
60 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT  84111
Party name: American Intellectual Property Law Association
 
Theodore B. Olson Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP(202) 955-8500
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
tolson@gibsondunn.com
Party name: Defenders of Property Rights
 
Carter G. Phillips Sidley Austin LLP(202) 736-8270
1501 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
cphillips@sidley.com
Party name: Americans for Tax Reform
 
Malla Pollack Professor(270) 744-3300
American Justice School of Law
Information Age Park
2000 McCracken Blvd.
Paducah, KY  42001
Party name: Malla Pollack and Other Law Professors
 
James H. Pooley Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP(650) 739-7000
3000 El Camino Real
5 Palo Alto Square
Palo Alto, CA  94306
Party name: Intellectual Property Owners Association in Support of Neither Party
 
David Post Temple Univeristy Law School(215) 204-4539
1719 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19122
Party name: American Conservative Union and National Taxpayers Union
 
Laurence F. Pulgram Fenwick & West LLP(415) 875-2300
555 California St., Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA  94104
Party name: Innovation Scholars and Economists
 
Kevin P. Roddy Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer P.A.(732) 636-8000
90 Woodbridge Center Drive
Suite 900
Woodbridge, NJ  07095
Party name: National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys
 
Lloyd W. Sadler Snell & Wilmer LLP(801) 257-1900
Suite 1200
Gateway Tower West
15 West South Temple Street
salt Lake City, UT  84101-1004
Party name: Professor Lee A. Hollaar in Support of Neither Party
 
Andrew L. Schlafly 939 Old Chester Road(908) 719-8608
Far Hills, NJ  07931
aschlafly@aol.com
Party name: Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund
 
Carl H. Settlemyer III. Lutzker Lutzker & Settlemyer LLP(202) 408-7600
1000 Vermont Avenue, NW
Suite 450
Washington, DC  20005
Party name: Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Koleman Strumpf
 
Mark L. Shurtleff Attorney General of Utah(801) 538-9600
160 East 300 South, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 142320
Salt Lake City, UT  84114-2320
mshurtleff@utah.gov
Party name: Utah, et al.
 
Barry I. Slotnick Loeb & Loeb LLP(212) 407-4000
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY  10154
Party name: Roxio, Inc., et al.(Napster LLC, et al.)
 
Bruce V. Spiva Spiva & Hartnett LLP(202) 785-0601
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC  20036
Party name: Audible Magic Corporation, et al. in Support of Neither Party
 
David A. Strauss 1111 East 60th Street(773) 702-4907
Chicago, IL  60637
d-strauss@uchicago.edu
Party name: Kenneth J Arrow, et al.
 
Robert L. Sullivan Loeb & Loeb LLP(615) 749-8300
1906 Acklen Avenue
Nashville, TN  37212
Party name: SESAC, Inc.
 
Michael Traynor Cooley Godward LLP(415) 693-2000
One Maritime Plaza, 20th FL
San Francisco, CA  94111
Party name: Emerging Technology Companies
 
James S. Tyre Law Offices of James S. Tyre(310) 839-4114
10736 Jefferson Blvd. #512
Culver City, CA  90230
Party name: Computer Science Professors Harold Abelson, et al.
 
James R. Wheaton First Amendment Project(510) 208-7744
1736 Franklin Street, 9th Floor
Oakland, CA  94612
Party name: Sovereign Artists on Behalf of Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, et al.
 
Christopher Wolf Proskauer Rose LLP(202) 416-6800
1233 20th Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC  20036
Party name: International Rights Owners
 
Michael Li-Ming Wong 3 Embarcadero Center415-315-63000
San Francisco, CA  94111
Michael.Wong@Ropesgray.com
Party name: Digital Media Association, et al.
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