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BRIEF FOR PETITIONER IN THE COURT OF SANTA CLARA C.C. GOODE v. ROBIN HEINZ BRIEF FOR PLAINTIFF BY NICK POGGETTI
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Page TABLE OF AUTHORITIES…………………………………………1 STATEMENT OF FACTS. .................................................................. 2 ARGUMENT AND AUTHORITIES. .................................................. 3 I. THE PLAINTIFF’S EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED ................................................................... 3 A. Goode registered the copyright on his image with the U.S. Copyright Office, received a certificate of registration, and his photograph was an original piece of work .......................... 3 B. The opportunity to copy existed ................................................. 4 C. The two works are substantially similar. ....................................... 5 II. THE DEFENDANT DID NOT DEMONSTRATE FAIR USE OF THE COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL ......................................... 6 A. The purpose and character of use was based off of self-interest .................................................................... 6 B. The nature of the copyrighted work proves infringement ................ 6 C. The portion of the work used by the defendant is enough to disqualify the use to be considered fair ..................................... 7 D. The damaging effects on the plaintiff’s potential market prove unfair use ............................................................. 7 CONCLUSION. .......................................................................... 8 2
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIES Cases Page Bea v. Home Box Office, 26 M.L.R. 2373 (1998) ............................................... 4 .................. 8 Murphy v. Murphy, 35 M.L.R. 1716 (2007) ....................................................... 5 Murray v. NBC, 844 F. 2d 988 (1988) .............................................................. 3 Salinger v. Random House, 811 F. 2d 90 (1987) ................................................ 6 Miscellaneous Pember, D.R. & Calvert, C., Mass Media Law: 2009-2010 Ed., McGraw-Hill: Boston (2008) ......................................................................... 2 Madden, Mary, and Lee Rainie. "Music and Video Downloading." Pew Internet Web. 16 Nov. 2009. ........................................................................... 4 4
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STATEMENT OF FACTS This case concerns the use of a photograph that was captured by the plaintiff and used by the defendant for a promotional advertisement . The defendant works for Ads Amazing, but was working pro bono for the Hungry Belly Food Bank , the non-profit organization that the advertisement was used to promote . The photograph was taken at a college fraternity house party by the plaintiff who is a freelance photographer , and was driving around Santa Clara the night the photograph was taken looking for “interesting things to
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