UMG Recordings, Inc. et al v. Kurbanov, et al, No. 1:2018cv00957 - Document 30 (E.D. Va. 2019)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Claude M. Hilton on 01/22/19. (pmil, )
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UMG Recordings, Inc. et al v. Kurbanov, et al Doc. 30 Case 1:18-cv-00957-CMH-TCB Document 30 Filed 01/22/19 Page 1 of 14 PageID# 522 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Alexandria Division UMG RECORDINGS, INC., et al., Plaintiffs, Civil Action No. 1:18-cv-00957 V. TOFIG KURBANOV, et al., Defendants. MEMORANDUM OPINION THIS MATTER comes before the Court on Defendant Tofig Kurbanov's Motion to Dismiss pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(2), or, alternatively, to transfer the case to the Central District of California. Plaintiffs are twelve record companies that produce, distribute, and license the majority of commercial sound recordings in the United States. All of them are Delaware companies, with eight having their principal place of business in New York, three in California, and one in Florida. Defendant is a Russian national living and working in the Russian Federation. Defendant owns and operates two websites, www.FLVTO.biz (FLVTO) and www.2conv.com (2conv) (collectively Dockets.Justia.com Case 1:18-cv-00957-CMH-TCB Document 30 Filed 01/22/19 Page 2 of 14 PageID# 523 Case 1:18-cv-00957-CMH-TCB Document 30 Filed 01/22/19 Page 3 of 14 PageID# 524 Case 1:18-cv-00957-CMH-TCB Document 30 Filed 01/22/19 Page 4 of 14 PageID# 525 Case 1:18-cv-00957-CMH-TCB Document 30 Filed 01/22/19 Page 5 of 14 PageID# 526 Case 1:18-cv-00957-CMH-TCB Document 30 Filed 01/22/19 Page 6 of 14 PageID# 527 Case 1:18-cv-00957-CMH-TCB Document 30 Filed 01/22/19 Page 7 of 14 PageID# 528 Case 1:18-cv-00957-CMH-TCB Document 30 Filed 01/22/19 Page 8 of 14 PageID# 529 Case 1:18-cv-00957-CMH-TCB Document 30 Filed 01/22/19 Page 9 of 14 PageID# 530 Case 1:18-cv-00957-CMH-TCB Document 30 Filed 01/22/19 Page 10 of 14 PageID# 531 Case 1:18-cv-00957-CMH-TCB Document 30 Filed 01/22/19 Page 11 of 14 PageID# 532 Case 1:18-cv-00957-CMH-TCB Document 30 Filed 01/22/19 Page 12 of 14 PageID# 533 Case 1:18-cv-00957-CMH-TCB Document 30 Filed 01/22/19 Page 13 of 14 PageID# 534 Case 1:18-cv-00957-CMH-TCB Document 30 Filed 01/22/19 Page 14 of 14 PageID# 535