United States Ninth Circuit

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Cobbler Nevada, LLC v. Gonzales, 17-35041

Affirmed the dismissal of a copyright infringement action brought against an individual who allegedly downloaded and distributed (i.e., pirated) a movie through peer-to-peer BitTorrent networks. The individual argued that he was not liable for infringement even if the infringing Internet Protocol (IP) address was his, because multiple individuals could connect via his IP address. Agreeing with him and noting that he operated an adult foster care home, the Ninth Circuit held that the complaint failed to state a claim of either direct or contributory infringement.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/08/27

Judges

  • McKeown

Court

  • United States Ninth Circuit

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