Lenz v. Universal Music Corp.
||Op. Below ||Argument
Issue: Whether the Ninth Circuit erred in concluding that the affirmation of good faith belief that a given use of material use is not authorized “by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law,” required under Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), may be purely subjective and, therefore, that an unreasonable belief—such as a belief formed without consideration of the statutory fair use factors—will not subject the sender of a takedown notice to liability under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders|
|May 18 2016||Application (15A1193) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 15, 2016 to August 12, 2016, submitted to Justice Kennedy.|
|May 20 2016||Application (15A1193) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until August 12, 2016.|
|Aug 12 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 15, 2016)|
|Sep 14 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 26, 2016.|
|Sep 15 2016||Brief amici curiae of Organization for Transformative Works and Public Knowledge filed.|
|Sep 15 2016||Brief amici curiae of Automattic, Inc., et al. filed.|
|Sep 15 2016||Brief amici curiae of Yes Men, et al. filed.|
|Sep 26 2016||Brief of respondents Universal Music Corp., et al. in opposition filed.|
|Oct 11 2016||Reply of petitioner Stephanie Lenz filed.|
|Oct 12 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 28, 2016.|
|Oct 31 2016||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|