BMG Music v. Gonzalez

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BMG Music v. Gonzalez
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Syllabus
430 F.3d 888 (7th Cir. 2005), a civil case in which the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld a lower court's summary judgment that the defendant had committed copyright infringement. The decision is noteworthy for rejecting the defendant's fair use defense, which had rested upon the defendant's contention that she was merely "sampling" songs with the intention of purchasing those she enjoyed at retail.

430 F.3d 888

BMG MUSIC, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees

v.

CECILIA GONZALEZ, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 05-1314

United States Court of Appeals,
Seventh Circuit.


ARGUED OCTOBER 27, 2005

DECIDED DECEMBER 9, 2005


Appeal from the United States District Court for the
Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
No. 03 C 6276 — Blanche M. Manning, Judge.

Before Easterbrook, Evans, and Williams, Circuit Judges.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).