United States Seventh Circuit

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A broad preliminary injunction, shutting down operation of an online service that facilitates file-sharing until resolution of the merits of a copyright suit brought by recording industry plaintiffs, is affirmed.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 06/04/2003
  • Decided 06/30/2003
  • Published 06/30/2003


  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, RIPPLE, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Carey R. Ramos, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, LLP, New York, NY, for plaintiffs Jerry Leiber, individually and d/b/a Jerry Leiber Music; Mike Stoller, individually and d/b/a Mike Stoller Music; the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization; Criterion Music Corporation; and Famous Music Corporation.

  • For Appellees:
  • Floyd A. Mandell,Bradley S. Rochlen, Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman, Chicago, IL, Russell J. Frackman (argued), Karin G. Pagnanelli, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Evan R. Chesler, Katherine B. Forrest, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, NY, Matthew J. Oppenheim, Stanley Pierre-Louis, Recording Industry Association of America, Inc., Washington, DC, Carey R. Ramos, Aidan Synnott, Theodore K. Cheng, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York, NY, for plaintiffs-appellees, Zomba Recording Corporation, et al., William L. Montague, Jr. (argued), Stoll, Keenon & Park, Lexington, KY, for defendant-appellant.
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