Apple, Inc. v. Odioworks, LLC

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Correspondence

Date: 

11/01/2008

Status: 

Concluded

Disposition: 

Dismissed (total)

Location: 

California

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
In November 2008, Apple, Inc. threatened legal action against Odioworks, LLC, a corporation that operates public wiki site BluWiki, if Odioworks did not take down information published on BluWiki about how to use an iPod or iPhone with third-party software.   Odioworks... read full description
Parties

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

Odioworks, LLC

Type of Party: 

Large Organization

Type of Party: 

Organization

Location of Party: 

  • California

Location of Party: 

  • Virginia

Legal Counsel: 

Abhishek Bajoria, Matthew Mickle Werdegar, Melissa Jeanne Miksch, and Michael S Kwun of Keker & Van Nest LLP; Fred von Lohmann of The Electronic Frontier Foundation
Description

In November 2008, Apple, Inc. threatened legal action against Odioworks, LLC, a corporation that operates public wiki site BluWiki, if Odioworks did not take down information published on BluWiki about how to use an iPod or iPhone with third-party software.   Odioworks complied with the takedown request, but filed a lawsuit on April 27, 2009, in federal district court in Oakland seeking a declaratory judgment to protect it from future threats from Apple.

After the judge rejected Apple's motion to transfer the case to the San Jose division, Apple withdrew its legal threats against BluWiki and Odioworks in July 2009.  Odioworks republished the previously removed information on BluWiki and agreed to dismiss its claims without prejudice.  The case was dismissed on August 11, 2009.

Details

Content Type: 

  • Text

Publication Medium: 

Wiki

Subject Area: 

  • Copyright
Court Information & Documents

Jurisdiction: 

  • California

Source of Law: 

  • United States

Court Name: 

United States District Court for the Northern District of California (Oakland)

Court Type: 

Federal

Case Number: 

4:09-cv-01818

Relevant Documents: 

CMLP Information (Private)

Priority: 

2-Normal

CMLP Notes: 

Source: Ars Technica