May 17, 2022

Report: “Publishers, Internet Archive Propose Yearlong Discovery Plan for Copyright Case”

Update September 1, 2020: Court Announces Dates For Pleadings, Discovery, Dispotive and Pretrials Motions, and Trial in Case (via CourtListener)

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From a Publishers Weekly Article by Andrew Albanese:

In a joint filing last week, attorneys for the Internet Archive and four publishers suing for copyright infringement proposed a discovery plan for the case that would extend for more than a year. The filing, known as a rule 26(f) report, lays out a potential road map for the case that would begin with the first proposed deadline for initial fact disclosures on September 11, 2020, and would conclude with expert depositions due by September 20, 2021.


Further, the report outlines a litany of issues that will be part of the discovery process—a list that suggests a potentially sensitive, and complex litigation.

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From the Court Filing:

The parties anticipate that some of the documents and information to be exchanged in discovery will contain confidential, commercially sensitive, and/or proprietary information. Accordingly, the parties agreed that a protective order will be necessary to maintain the confidentiality of saidinformation and will submita proposed protective order for the Court’s considerationat a later date.

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