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No. 04-480 IN THE Supreme Court of the United States ———— METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC., ET AL., Petitioners, v. GROKSTER, LTD., ET AL., Respondents. ———— On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ———— REPLY BRIEF ———— KENNETH W. STARR STEVEN A. ENGEL SUSAN ENGEL KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP 655 Fifteenth Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005 (202) 879-5090 RUSSELL J. FRACKMAN GEORGE M. BORKOWSKI MITCHELL SILBERBERG & KNUPP LLP 11377 West Olympic B
  No. 04-480 W ILSON -E PES P RINTING C O .,I NC . – (202) 789-0096 – W ASHINGTON ,D.C.20001 I N T HE SupremeCourtoftheUnitedStates  ————  M ETRO -G OLDWYN -M AYER S TUDIOS I NC ., ET AL .,Petitioners ,v.G ROKSTER , L TD ., ET AL . ,  Respondents .  ————  On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to theUnited States Court of Appealsfor the Ninth Circuit  ————  REPLY BRIEF  ————  K ENNETH W. S TARR S TEVEN A. E NGEL S USAN E NGEL K IRKLAND &E LLIS LLP655 Fifteenth Street, N.W.Washington, DC 20005(202) 879-5090R USSELL J. F RACKMAN G EORGE M. B ORKOWSKI M ITCHELL S ILBERBERG &K NUPP LLP11377 West Olympic Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90064(310) 312-2000November 22, 2004D ONALD B. V ERRILLI , J R . *I AN H EATH G ERSHENGORN W ILLIAM M. H OHENGARTEN K ATHLEEN R. H ARTNETT B RIAN H AUCK J ENNER &B LOCK LLP601 Thirteenth Street, N.W.Washington, DC 20005(202) 639-6000D AVID E. K ENDALL T HOMAS G. H ENTOFF W ILLIAMS &C ONNOLLY LLP725 Twelfth Street, N.W.Washington, DC 20005(202) 434-5000* Counsel of Record  Additional Counsel Listed on Inside Cover   G REGORY P. G OECKNER D EAN C. G ARFIELD M OTION P ICTURE A SSOCIATIONOF A MERICA , I NC .15503 Ventura BoulevardEncino, CA 91436(818) 995-6600S TANLEY P IERRE -L OUIS R ECORDING I NDUSTRY A SSOCIATIONOF A MERICA ,I NC .1330 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.Suite 300Washington, DC 20036(202) 775-0101 Counsel for Motion Picture Studioand Recording Company Petitioners R OBERT M. S CHWARTZ D REW E. B REUDER O’M ELVENY & M YERS LLP1999 Avenue of the StarsLos Angeles, California 90067(310) 553-6700 Counsel for PetitionersWarner Bros. Entertainment  Inc. and New Line CinemaCorporation C AREY R. R AMOS A IDAN S YNNOTT T HEODORE K. C HENG B RIAN L. U RBANO P AUL , W EISS , R IFKIND ,W HARTON & G ARRISON LLP1285 Avenue of the AmericasNew York, NY 10019(212) 373-3000K ELLI L. S AGER A NDREW J.T HOMAS J EFFREY H. B LUM D AVIS W RIGHT T REMAINE LLP865 South Figueroa StreetLos Angeles, CA 90017(213) 633-6800 Counsel for Music Publisher and Songwriter Petitioners  TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF AUTHORITIES..................................................iiI.   The Question Presented Is Important andUnsettled.....................................................................2II.   A Genuine and Acknowledged CircuitConflict Exists............................................................6III.   This Court, Not Congress, Should Decide theQuestion Presented.....................................................7IV.   Review Is Needed Now............................................10CONCLUSION....................................................................10  ii TABLE OF AUTHORITIES   CASES  In re Aimster Copyright Litigation , 334 F.3d 643(7th Cir. 2003), cert. denied  , 124 S. Ct. 1069(2004).............................................................1, 3, 7, 8, 10 Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. , 510 U.S. 569(1994)...........................................................................8, 9 Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc. , 464 U.S. 417 (1984)........................................  passim   STATUTES 17 U.S.C. § 512(a)...............................................................817 U.S.C. § 512(b)..............................................................817 U.S.C. § 512(c)...............................................................817 U.S.C. § 512(d)..............................................................8Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b)..........................................................10 LEGISLATIVE MATERIALS 150 Cong. Rec. S7189 (July 22, 2004)...............................9H.R. Rep. No. 94-1476 (1976), reprinted in 1976U.S.C.C.A.N. 5659..........................................................8Statement of Marybeth Peters, Hearings on S.2560, Senate Comm. on the Judiciary (July 22,2004) available at  http://www.copyright.gov/ docs/regstat072204.pdf....................................................2
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