DAVID KELLY V. JOSEPH ARPAIO, No. 18-15046 (9th Cir. 2018)

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FILED NOT FOR PUBLICATION SEP 21 2018 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT DAVID E. KELLY, No. Plaintiff-Appellant, U.S. COURT OF APPEALS 18-15046 D.C. No. 2:15-cv-02572-GMS v. MEMORANDUM* JOSEPH M. ARPAIO; et al., Defendants-Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona G. Murray Snow, District Judge, Presiding Submitted September 12, 2018** Before: LEAVY, SILVERMAN, and TALLMAN, Circuit Judges. David E. Kelly appeals pro se from the district court’s summary judgment in his copyright infringement action. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We review de novo. Worth v. Selchow & Righter Co., 827 F.2d 569, 571 (9th Cir. 1987). We affirm. * This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent except as provided by Ninth Circuit Rule 36-3. ** The panel unanimously concludes this case is suitable for decision without oral argument. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2). The district court properly granted summary judgment on Kelly’s copyright infringement claims arising on or before December 2012, because the claims were time-barred. See 17 U.S.C. § 507(b) (three-year statute of limitations for copyright infringement claims); Polar Bear Prods., Inc. v. Timex Corp., 384 F.3d 700, 70607 (9th Cir. 2004) (statute of limitations for copyright infringement claims begins to run when the copyright owner discovers, or reasonably could have discovered, the infringement). The district court properly granted summary judgment on Kelly’s copyright infringement claims arising after December 2012 because Kelly failed to raise a genuine dispute of material fact as to whether defendants violated any of the exclusive rights conferred by the Copyright Act. See Adobe Sys. Inc. v. Christenson, 809 F.3d 1071, 1076 (9th Cir. 2015) (copyright infringement requires violation by infringer of at least one of the exclusive rights conferred by the Copyright Act). We lack jurisdiction to consider Kelly’s challenge to the district court’s order granting defendants’ motion for attorney’s fees and costs because Kelly did not file a notice of appeal after entry of the district court’s order awarding attorney’s fees and costs. See Stephanie-Cardona LLC v. Smith’s Food & Drug Ctrs., Inc., 476 F.3d 701, 703 (9th Cir. 2007) (“A timely notice of appeal is a nonwaivable jurisdictional requirement.”). 2 18-15046 We reject as unsupported by the record Kelly’s contentions regarding judicial misconduct and bias. AFFIRMED. 3 18-15046

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