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Munhwa Broad. Corp. v. Song

United States District Court for the Central District of California

May 12, 2015, Decided; May 12, 2015, Filed

Case No. CV 14-04213-RGK (RZx)

Opinion

Proceedings: (IN CHAMBERS) Order re: Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment on Liability Against Create New Technology (HK) Co. Ltd. and Du Hyun Song (DE 181)

I. INTRODUCTION

On December 4, 2014, plaintiffs Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, MBC America Holdings, Inc., Seoul Broadcasting System International, Inc., and KBS America, Inc. (collectively, "Plaintiffs") filed a corrected Second Amended Complaint ("SAC") against the following defendants: Create New Technology (HK) Co. Ltd. ("Create"); Hua Yang International (HK) Co. Ltd.; Shenzhen GreatVision Network Technology Co., Ltd. ("Shenzhen GreatVision"); Du Hyun Song1 ("Song"); Sung Youn Kim; Media Journal, Inc.; Best4U, Inc. dba Bestway Realty; Chilbo Myunok USA, LLC; Corea B.B.Q., Inc. dba Myungdong Tofu House ("Corea BBQ"); Keum S. Kang dba MissyLuxy; Se Jin O; Glonet Services, Inc.; Lai Lai China Bistro, Inc.; and CJ Wilshire, Inc. d/b/a Beul ("CJ Wilshire").

The SAC contains [*2]  the following claims: (1) Copyright Infringement — Infringement of the Public Performance Right in Violation of 17 U.S.C. §§ 106(4), 501; (2) Copyright Infringement — Infringement of the Reproduction and Distribution Rights in Violation of 17 U.S.C. §§ 106, 501; (3) Violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. §§ 1201, et seq.; (4) Infringement of Federally Registered Trademarks Under Section 32 of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1114; (5) False Designations of Origin and False Descriptions and Representations, and Unfair Competition under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125; (6) Common Law Trademark Infringement; (7) California Unfair Competition — California Business & Professions Code §§ 17200, et seq.; and (8) Common Law Unfair Competition.

On April 20, 2015, Plaintiffs filed a Motion for Summary Judgment on Liability (the "Motion") against Create and Song (collectively, "Defendants"). The Motion is unopposed. With one exception, the liability of the remaining defendants has been resolved by default or Consent Judgments and Permanent Injunctions. That one exception is Shenzhen GreatVision, which has not yet been served.

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2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77909 *

MUNHWA BROADCASTING CORP., et al. v. SONG, et al.

Subsequent History: Later proceeding at Munhwa Broad. Corportion v. Song, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92139 (C.D. Cal., July 15, 2015)

Motion granted by, Injunction granted at Munhwa Broad. Corp. v. Create New Tech. Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174795 (C.D. Cal., Sept. 2, 2015)

Motion granted by, Injunction granted at Munhwa Broad. Corp. v. Create New Tech. Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174796 (C.D. Cal., Sept. 2, 2015)

Motion granted by, Injunction granted at Munhwa Broad. Corp. v. Create New Tech. Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174799 (C.D. Cal., Sept. 2, 2015)

Motion granted by, Injunction granted at Munhwa Broad. Corp. v. Create New Tech. Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174803 (C.D. Cal., Sept. 2, 2015)

Motion granted by, Injunction granted at Munhwa Broad. Corp. v. Create New Tech. (HK) Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174836 (C.D. Cal., Sept. 2, 2015)

Costs and fees proceeding at, Motion granted by Munhwa Broad. Corp. v. Create New Tech. Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 187463 (C.D. Cal., Oct. 26, 2015)

Costs and fees proceeding at, Motion granted by Munhwa Broad. Corp. v. Create New Tech. Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 187464 (C.D. Cal., Oct. 26, 2015)

CORE TERMS

infringement, broadcasts, trademarks, copyright infringement, advertising, marks, trademark infringement, registrations, contributory, programs, users, Re-transmissions, transmissions, Restaurants', registered, summary judgment, retransmit, deposited, ownership, promoting, consumer, display, induced, install, network