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Paramount Sends DMCA Re: Tweeting "Top Gun" One Frame At A Time

February 21, 2014


Sender Information:
Paramount Pictures Corporation
Sent by:
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Recipient Information:


San Francisco, CA, 94107, USA

Sent via:

Re: Unauthorized Use of Paramount Pictures Corporation Properties

To Whom It May Concern:

We are writing to you on behalf of our client, Paramount Pictures Corporation (“Paramount”). Paramount is the owner of copyright and other intellectual property rights in and to the “Top Gun” motion picture (hereinafter referred to as "Top Gun"). No one is authorized to copy, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use Top Gun without the express written permission of Paramount.

Notwithstanding this, it has come to our attention that a user of your website, @555uhz, is distributing the Top Gun film, frame by frame, via your website. The following URLs are some examples from the user’s Twitter account, with additional frames being uploaded continuously:

Paramount has the good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by Paramount, its agent or the law.

We request that you immediately remove all the Top Gun images from this website relating to the @555uhz user account. We further declare under penalty of perjury that we are authorized to act on behalf of Paramount and that the information in this letter is accurate.

Nothing contained in this letter constitutes an express or implied waiver of any rights, remedies or defenses of Paramount, all of which are expressly reserved.

Very truly yours,

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

[Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP]

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
9720 Wilshire Blvd PH | Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2018


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