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Paramount Pictures, et al., v. ReplayTV

November 14, 2003

Asserted a copyright misuse affirmative defense alleging anticompetitive and collusive conduct by a joint venture formed by five motion picture companies which brought a copyright infringement complaint against ReplayTV, an early innovator and manufacturer of personal video recorders. Obtained substantial discovery into the joint venture's formation and business plans by court order over the vigorous objections of the joint venture.