Liberty, Oron Ask the Court for Extra Time to 'Narrow the Issues'

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—The parties in Liberty Media v. FF Magnat, the copyright infringement lawsuit brought by gay content producer Corbin Fisher against Hong Kong-based file locker service, have filed a joint stipulation with the court to extend the date for both the hearing on the preliminary injunction and briefing submission deadlines. The filing also says they are going to use the extra time to try to either narrow the issues or resolve the dispute altogether.  

The filing reads, in part:

The parties have jointly stipulated to the following and submit it to the Court for approval:

a. The current Temporary Restraining Order shall be extended for thirty days up to and including August 9, 2012, which is consented to by Oron.

b. The hearing scheduled for July 10, 2012, and the accompanying deadlines for paper submissions prior to the hearing, shall be postponed for thirty (30) days.

The Parties mutually agree to these terms and  postponements and believe that they will facilitate attempts to narrow the issues in this matter or to come to a mutually beneficial  resolution to the dispute.

Responding to a request for comment, Liberty Media counsel Marc Randazza said the additional days could at least result in some issue narrowing, if not a settlement.

"There are a lot of complex issues in the case," he said. "Sometimes, when the pressure of a deadline is moved off, the parties can at least narrow the issues. We are trying to do that among a lot of parties and attorneys. 

"At this time," he added, "settlement does not seem likely, but some issue narrowing might be possible."