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Lenz v. Universal Music Corp.

Petition for certiorari denied on June 19, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-217 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit erred in concluding that the affirmation of a good-faith belief that a given use of material is not authorized “by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law,” required under Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 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.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 18 2016Application (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 2016Application (15A1193) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until August 12, 2016.
Aug 12 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 15, 2016)
Sep 14 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 26, 2016.
Sep 15 2016Brief amici curiae of Organization for Transformative Works and Public Knowledge filed.
Sep 15 2016Brief amici curiae of Automattic, Inc., et al. filed.
Sep 15 2016Brief amici curiae of Yes Men, et al. filed.
Sep 26 2016Brief of respondents Universal Music Corp., et al. in opposition filed.
Oct 11 2016Reply of petitioner Stephanie Lenz filed.
Oct 12 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 28, 2016.
Oct 31 2016The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 4 2017Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
May 19 2017Supplemental brief of petitioner Stephanie Lenz filed.
May 23 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 8, 2017.
Jun 12 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 15, 2017.
Jun 19 2017Petition DENIED.
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