Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Dimension Films

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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

No. 02-6521
BRIDGEPORT MUSIC, INC.; WESTBOUND RECORDS, INC.,
Plaintiffs-Appellants,
SOUTHFIELD MUSIC, INC.; NINE RECORDS, INC.,
Plaintiffs,

v.

DIMENSION FILMS; MIRAMAX FILM CORP.,
Defendants,
NO LIMIT FILMS LLC,
Defendant-Appellee.

No. 03-5738
BRIDGEPORT MUSIC, INC.; SOUTHFIELD MUSIC, INC.; NINE RECORDS, INC.,
Plaintiffs-Appellants,
WESTBOUND RECORDS, INC.,
Plaintiff,

v.

DIMENSION FILMS, et al.,
Defendants,
NO LIMIT FILMS LLC,
Defendant-Appellee.

Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Middle District of Tennessee at Nashville.
No. 01-00412—Thomas A. Higgins, District Judge.

Argued: March 28, 2005

Decided and Filed: June 3, 2005


[Citation: 410 F.3d 792 (6th Cir. 2005)]

ARGUED: Richard S. Busch, KING & BALLOW, Nashville, Tennessee, for Appellants. Robert L. Sullivan, LOEB & LOEB, Nashville, Tennessee, for Appellee. ON BRIEF: Richard S. Busch, D’Lesli M. Davis, KING & BALLOW, Nashville, Tennessee, for Appellants. Robert L. Sullivan, John C. Beiter, LOEB & LOEB, Nashville, Tennessee, for Appellee. Marjorie Heins, BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NYU SCHOOL OF LAW, New York, New York, Paul M. Smith, JENNER & BLOCK, Washington, D.C., Fred von Lohmann, ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION, San Francisco, California, Todd M. Gascon, LAW OFFICE OF TODD GASCON, San Francisco, California, for Amici Curiae.

Before: GUY and GILMAN, Circuit Judges; BARZILAY, Judge.[*]