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Malibu Media, LLC v. Goodrich

United States District Court, Tenth Circuit

December 18, 2013

MALIBU MEDIA, LLC, Plaintiff,
v.
WEI GOODRICH, Defendant.

ORDER AFFIRMING AND ADOPTING RECOMMENDATION OF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

WILEY Y. DANIEL, Senior District Judge.

THIS MATTER is before the Court on Magistrate Judge Hegarty's Recommendation [ECF No. 121] regarding plaintiff, Malibu Media, LLC's, Motion For Entry Of Default Judgment Against Defendant Wei Goodrich [ECF No. 111]. On October 2, 2013, I referred Malibu Media's motion [ECF No. 111] to Magistrate Judge Hegarty. ECF No. 114. On October 30, 2013, Magistrate Judge Hegarty issued a Recommendation [ECF No. 121] stating that Malibu Media's motion [ECF No. 111] should be granted in part and denied in part and that judgment should be entered in favor of Malibu Media against defendant, Wei Goodrich. Magistrate Judge Hegarty's Recommendation [ECF No. 121] is incorporated herein by reference. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), Rule 72(b) of the FEDERAL RULES of CIVIL PROCEDURE, D.C.COLO.LCivR. 72.1.

Magistrate Judge Hegarty advised the parties that they had 14 days after service of a copy of his Recommendation [ECF No. 121] to file objections to the Recommendation [ECF No. 121]. ECF No. 121, p. 1, n.1. As of Wednesday, December 18, 2013, no party has filed objections. Because the parties did not file objections, I am vested with discretion to review the Recommendation [ECF No. 121] "under any standard [I] deem[] appropriate." Summers v. Utah, 927 F.2d 1165, 1167 (10th Cir. 1991); see also Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 150 (1985) (stating that "[i]t does not appear that Congress intended to require district court review of a magistrate's factual or legal conclusions, under a de novo or any other standard, when neither party objects to those findings"). Nonetheless, though not required to do so, I review the Recommendation to "satisfy [my]self that there is no clear error on the face of the record."[1] Advisory Committee Notes to FED. R. CIV. P. 72(b).

Having reviewed the Recommendation [ECF No. 121], I am satisfied that there is no clear error on the face of the record. I find that Magistrate Judge Hegarty's Recommendation [ECF No. 121] is thorough, well-reasoned, and sound. Further, I agree that Malibu Media's motion [ECF No. 111] should be granted in part and denied in party and that judgment should be entered in favor of Malibu Media against Goodrich.

CONCLUSION

After careful consideration of the matter before this Court, it is

ORDERED that Magistrate Judge Hegarty's Recommendation [ECF No. 121] is AFFIRMED and ADOPTED. Accordingly, it is

FURTHER ORDERED that Malibu Media's Motion For Entry Of Default Judgment Against Defendant Wei Goodrich [ECF No. 111] is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART.

The motion is GRANTED to the extent that Malibu Media seeks judgment in its favor against Goodrich for direct copyright infringement as set forth in Count 1 of the Amended Complaint [ECF No. 63]. As such, Goodrich shall pay Malibu Media $36, 000.00 in statutory damages, as authorized by 17 U.S.C. § 504(c)(1), and $2, 995.00 in attorney fees and costs as authorized by 17 U.S.C. § 505. Further, Goodrich shall permanently destroy all digital media files relating to, and copies of, Malibu Media's copyrighted works made or used by him in violation of Malibu Media's exclusive rights, as well as all masters in his possession, custody, or control from which such copies may be reproduced.

The motion is DENIED to the extent Malibu Media requests this Court to permanently enjoin Goodrich from continuing to infringe Malibu Media's copyrighted works. It is

FURTHER ORDERED that Goodrich shall pay all monies owed to Malibu Media, as stated in this Order, on or before Monday, February 17, 2014. Malibu Media shall file a Status Report on or before Friday, February 21, 2014, apprising the Court whether Goodrich has complied with the terms of this Order.


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