Supreme Court Review's case tracker (Note that this PDF has live links through to other documents.)
Our Hypothetical Case: IAmEntitled.com
Bill's new startup: IAmEntitled.com
- IAmEntitled Technology team: How does IAmEntitled actually get the bits? How do they flow and/or where does it keep them? And, how would you design it to be most lawsuit-proof?
- IAmEntitled Plaintiff's team: You are suing IAmEntitled. You represent the TV networks and movie studios.
- IAmEntitled Respondent's team: You are defending IAmEntitled.
- IAmEntitled Consumer Electronics Association team: You are filing an amicus brief representing the common interests of (among others) Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Google.
- IAmEntitled DISH Satellite TV team: You are filing an amicus brief. Before you decide that this one is obvious, you should think about the DISH's amicus in the Aereo case. What was going on there?!
- IAmEntitled BSA-The Software Alliance team: You are filing an amicus brief representing the interests of the cloud storage and computing industry.
All teams: What are the interests of whom you represent? How do they want the case to come out? You can't just tell the court the answer you want, you need to suggest to them a path towards finding that answer (in law and previous cases). As appropriate, be sure that you address in one way or another things like "reproduction right", "performance right", "public", "private", "transmit clause", "fair use", etc. Because IAmEntitled.com brags about its facilities in the ten worst IP-protecting countries in the world, you might need to think about (or research) jurisdictional and international issues.
In addition to the Aereo documents, you might want to read up on these cases (links to Wikipedia):