The Court granted defendants' motion to transfer to federal court in Florida, pursuant to 28 USC 1401(a). "Plaintiff brings this suit in New York under the theory that the allegedly infringing song was distributed in New York over the Internet, including through YouTube and iTunes. As the only apparent connection to this forum is the distribution of "Bond Money" over the Internet, a fact which would support venue in any district court in this country, Plaintiff's choice of forum is entitled to little weight."
August 12, 2011
Caldwell v. Slip-N-Slide Records, Inc., 10 Civ. 9106 (JFK), NYLJ 1202510748971, at *1 (SDNY, Decided July 26, 2011).