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[9WashJLTech&Arts069] Shaking Out the “Shakedowns”: Pre-discovery Dismissal of Copyright Infringement Cases after Comparison of the Works at Issue

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dc.contributor.author Brown, Evan
dc.contributor.author Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-22T14:42:45Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-22T14:42:45Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11
dc.identifier.citation 9 WASH. J.L. TECH.& ARTS 69 (2013) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2157-2534
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1295
dc.description.abstract In an era of copyright trolling, digital distribution and reappropriation of creative works, the specter of “shakedown” copyright infringement litigation looms larger than ever before. Some plaintiffs will hold the prospect of expensive and time-consuming discovery over alleged infringers to provoke settlement. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decisions in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly and Ashcroft v. Iqbal, courts are more likely to consider the costs and time requirements of discovery when considering a defendant’s 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss. Several courts have recently indicated a willingness to grant motions to dismiss in copyright infringement cases when discovery is unlikely to produce material evidence. This Article examines the circumstances under which pre-discovery dismissal is likely to be granted, the courts’ reasoning for granting dismissal in such cases, and the potential effects on copyright infringement litigation. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Litigation en_US
dc.title [9WashJLTech&Arts069] Shaking Out the “Shakedowns”: Pre-discovery Dismissal of Copyright Infringement Cases after Comparison of the Works at Issue en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2013 Evan Brown en_US


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