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Legal Stuff  

February 9, 2004, Not The Enemy Media annouces settlements with StudioCanal Image, Warner Brothers, Universal, Paramount, and MGM (copy of in court settlement in PDF)! The litigation is over.

January 21, 2004, head of StudioCanal Image legal department settles with Not The Enemy Media!

  Jan 16, 2004.   Honorable Judge Jeffrey S. White allows adding Studio Canal Image (US) and Universal Vivendi to the list of defendants in this action (re: the use of clips from the film  "Terminator 2" starring California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Complaint (lawsuit) filed by us December 5, 2002.

Reassignment Order (pdf) to the Honorable Jeffrey S. White

March 22, 2002.  Columbia demands we "cease and desist"

February 14, 2003 settlement proposed by Sony Pictures (Columbia) (PDF) -- accepted! (phone numbers deleted from pdf).

April 24, 2003 settlement with Disney based on settlement with Sony!

April 25, 2003 settlement with Lucasfilm based on settlement with Sony!  Thank you  Lucasfilm!

Amended Complaint filed February 18, 2003 adding Disney, LucasFilm, MGM/UA, Le Studio Canal +, Paramount, Warner Communications to the litigation which continues to include Fox and Universal.  The removal of Sony (Columbia) from the amended complaint was accepted by opposing counsel, Mr. Ian C. Ballon of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, as an acceptable settlement of the suit with Sony (Columbia).

March 13, 2003 settlement proposed by (and close to being accepted with) Warner Brothers.  Hurray ! (phone numbers deleted from pdf).

    Pete comments, "Warner Brothers literally made us a promising offer.  This settlement isn't an acknowledgment of Fair Use, which would clarify the law a bit for others, but it does feel like we've been advanced another base camp up Everest.  Thank you to the lawyers on both sides.  I'm not a pacifist, but I much prefer peace to war and there are still a multitude of other defendants in this case who may yet offer opportunity for achieving some victory for Fair Use in court."

Pete Livingston scheduled to be deposed at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, March 27, 2003 -- now deferred until ?

June 20, 2003, 1:30pm - rescheduled date for Case Management Conference.


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