Personal Jurisdiction

Defendant Spanish company, which is alleged to control Web site that enables purchasers to download plaintiffs’ copyrighted musical works without authorization, is subject to personal jurisdiction in District of Columbia under long arm statute that confers specific jurisdiction over defendants “transacting any business” in District of Columbia, and general jurisdiction over defendants “doing business” there.  (Arista Records Inc. v. Sakfield Holding Co., 71 USPQ2d 1035, DC DC 4/22/04).

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