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Attorney s for Plaintiff

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PRINCE ROGERS NELSON

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FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

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PRINCE ROGERS NELSON, an individual ,

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DAN CHODERA, an individual; KARINA JINDROV ~~an individual; DOE 1 ( aka PURPLErtOUSE2)· DOE

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Case No.

PLAINTIFF PRINCE ROGERS

NELSON'S COMPLAINT

(1) Direct Copyright Infringement

(2) Unauthorized Fixation

(3) Contributory Copyright lnfringement & Bootleggmg

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COMPLAINT

  • 2 Fo r his Complaint , Plaintiff Prince Rogers Nelson ("Prince")

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JURISDICTION AND VENUE

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This Court has

subject matter jurisdiction pursuant to

28 U.S.C. § § 1331

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and 1338(a).

 

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Venue is proper in this judicial district pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 139l(b)(2)

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in that a substantial part of the events or omissions giving raise to the claim

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occurred in this district.

 

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THE PARTIES AND THEIR CONDUCT

 
 

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  • 3. Prince , doing business as Controversy Mus ic, is the owner of more than

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cop y right registrations for various musical compositions. Prince often puts on

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  • 4. The Defendants in this case engage in massive infringement and

 
 

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bootlegging of Prince's material. For example, in just one of the many takedown

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notices sent to Google with respect to Doe 2 (aka DaBang319), Prince identified

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363 separate infringing links to file sharing services, with each link often containing

  • 20 copies of bootlegged performances of multiple separate musical compositions.

  • 21 Thus, each Defendant is responsible for up to thousands of separate acts of

  • 22 infring e ment and bootlegging.

  • 23 5 . The Defendants rely on either Google's Blogger platform or Facebook, or

  • 24 both, to accomplish their unlawful activity.

Blogger is a service provided by

  • 25 Googl e that allows individuals to create personal blogs. Defendants , rather than

  • 26 publishing lawful content to their blogs, typically publish posts that list all the

  • 27 songs performed at a certain Prince live show and then provide a link to a file

  • 28 sharing service where unauthorized copies of the performance can be downloaded.

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Defendan ts use their Facebook accounts to post similar unlawful content directly to

their Facebook accounts or to

direct users to their blogs , or both.

  • 6. The true names and capacities of Does 1-20 are unknown to Prince. As to

Does 1-8 , their true names are unknown because these Does operate Google

Blogger accounts and / or Facebook accounts under

pseudonyms. These blogs and

Facebook accounts are used to facilitate copyright infringement and distribution of

bootlegg e d copies of Prince 's

live performances.

  • 7. On information and belief, Does 9-20 act in concert with the other

Defendants in this case with respect to the unlawful activity alleged herein.

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  • 10 Defendan ts constitute an interconnected network of bootleg distribution, which is

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able to b r oadly disseminate unauthorized copi s of Prince ' s

musical compositions

  • 12 and live performances. On information and belief, some or all of the Defendants

  • 13 directly c ommunicate with each other to obtain and distribute the unlawful material

  • 14 described in this Complaint.

    • 15 8 . On information and belief, each of the Defendants was the agent , servant ,

    • 16 employee, joint venturer and / or co-conspirator of each of the other Defendants. On

    • 17 information and belief, each of the acts alleged to have been done by each

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Defend a nt was done in

that Defendant 's capacity as the agent, servant , employee,

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joint venturer and / or co-conspirator of the other Defendants.

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Each of the Defendants has purposefully di re cted his activities in

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California , consummated transactions with residents of California and purposefully .

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availed himself of the privilege of conducting activit i es of California, thereby

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invoking the benefits and protections of its laws.

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In particular, Defendants use Facebook and Google's Blogger forum to

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conduct the infringing activity alleged herein , which services are widely known to

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be headquartered in California and in this judicial district. Thus, Defendants have

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consummated transactions with residents of California and purposefully availed

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themselves of the privilege of conducting activities in California.

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prot ctions

of California ' s laws. Indeed , Facebook ' s terms

  • 3 and conditions state " You will resolve any claim , cause of action or dispute (claim)

  • 4 you have w ith us arising out of or relating to this Statement or Face book

    • 5 exclusivel y in the U.S . District Court for the Northern District of California or a

    • 6 state court located in San Mateo County, and you agree to submit to the personal

    • 7 jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating all such claims. The laws of

      • 8 the State of California will govern this Statement, as well as any claim that might

      • 9 arise betw e en you and us, without regard to conflict of l aw provisions."

  • 10 12 . Similarly, the terms and conditions governing Google's Blogger service

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state that " The laws of California , U.S.A. , excluding California's conflict of laws

rules , wil l apply to any disput e s arising out of or relating to these terms or the

Services. All claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services will be

litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of Santa Clara County, California ,

USA , and you and Google consent to personal jurisdic t ion in those courts."

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  • 18 informat ion and belief, a substantial portion of the recipients of the infringing files

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locat e d in California , and California residents constitute a substantial portion of

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fan-b a se of these infringing blogs and Facebook accounts. Thus, Defendants

  • 21 committ e d intentional acts of infringement , expressly aimed at California, causing

  • 22 harm tha t Defendants know is likely to be suffered in California .

  • 23 14 . Moreover, the claims in this case directly arise out of and relate to the

  • 24 Defendants' activities in California , and the exercise of jurisdiction comports with

  • 25 fair play and substantial justice.

  • 26 1 5 . Further, to the extent that any Defendant r es ides outside of the United

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States , su c h Defendant has intentionally targeted

the harm of their conduct to the

  • 28 United S t ates. In particular, Defendants are well aware that Prince is a citizen and

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resident o f United States and would thus suffer harm from their unlawful activities

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United States.

Moreover, a substantial portion of people interested in

  • 3 downloading unauthorized Prince material are in the United States, and Defendants

  • 4 directly target their unlawful content to such people. Thus, while foreign
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  • 6 in the alt e rnative , they are subject to jurisdiction in the United States as a whole

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t o Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(k)(2).

  • 8 16 . Finally, as alleged more

specifically below, Defendants Chodera and

  • 9 Jindrova have expressly consented

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this Court 's jurisdiction.

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obtain u n authorized copies o f bootlegged Prince

performances. For example, one

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composi t ions:

 

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COMPOSITION

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Doe 2- DaBang319

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mamtained a Facebook account at www.facebook.com/DaBang319. The Facebook

account directed users to his blog and the blog directed users to file sharing services

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I Would Die 4 U
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PA0000130921
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PA0000339613
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boot! egged Prince performanc es. For example, one blog post contained a link to
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perfo nnan ce at which the following musical compositions were performed.
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Wh e n Doves Cry
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PA0000 2 91369
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Joy in Repetition
PA0000498333 I PA0000502599
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Take M e With U
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Anna Stesia
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All Time
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compositions:
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She ' s Always in My Hair
PAu000722566 I PA0000259277
Dreamer
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Bambi
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Di a monds and Pearls
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Be a utiful Ones
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Endorphinmachine
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Ta ke Me With U
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Ra s pberry Beret
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PA000025 2 652 1 PA0000270334
Th e Max
PA0000608662
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Electric Chair
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U Got The Look
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Colonized Mind
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B am bi
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to file sharing services to bootlegs of
many arti s ts, including Prince. For example, one blog post contained a link that
allow ed users to reach links to download Prince ' s live performances of the
follo win g musical compositions:
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26 . Dan Chodera and Karina Jindrova operate a Facebook account at
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www .fac e book.com/kristynafanpage. The Facebook account has posted numerous

video s of bootlegged Prince performances , including o f the following musical

comp ositions:

subm itt e d two counter-notifications pursuant to 17 U.S .C. § 512(g)(2) on January 9 ,

2014 . J indrova submitted a similar counter-notification on January 15, 2014.

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can be found. Thus , Chodera and Jindrova have expressly consented to

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in this dis t rict in which Facebook maintains its headquarters.

Does 9-10

  • 28. On information and belief, Does 9-10 are re s ponsible for the initial

fixation o f the bootlegged mat e rial described in this Complaint. Does 9 through 10

are either t he operators of one of the blogs and Facebook accounts described herein

and / or provide their material to operators of the blogs

a n d Face book account s

described herein for furth e r distribution.

Does 11-20

29 . On information and belief, Does 11- 2 0 a r e additional individuals or

entiti e s r es ponsible for one or more the blogs and Face book accounts of Do e s 1-8 ,

Chodera a nd Jindrova.

FIRST CLAIM FOR RELIEF

Direct Copyright Infringement

17 u.s.c. § 501

(All Defendants)

  • 30 . All prec eding para g raphs a re incorporated h e re.

  • 31 . Prince is the o w ner of copyright registrations in numerous musical

composit ions , each of which is a valid cop y right.

  • 32. As alleged herein , Defendants have reprodu c ed and distributed copies of

these wo rks without Prince 's permission.

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34 . Defendants ' actions are and have been will f ul within the meaning of

  • 17 U.S.C . § 504( 2 ).

35 . Defendants ' infrin g ements have caused and will continue to cause

s ubstanti a l, immediate and irr e parable injury to Prince for which there is no

ad equat e remed y at la w. A c c ordin g ly,

Prince is e ntitl e d to injunctive relie f ag ainst

D efe nda nts .

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  • 36. In addition , Prince has suffered and is continuing to suffer damages in an

amount according to proof, but no less than $1 million per Defendant and , in

addition , is also entitled to recover from Defendants costs and attorneys' fees

pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 505.

  • 37. Prince is also entitled to recover statutory damages pursuant to 17 U.S.C.

§ 504 in an amount according to proof, but no less than $1 million per Defendant.

  • 38. Prince is also entitled to recover the Defendants' profits in an amount

according to proof pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 504(b).

  • 39. Finally, Prince requests

that the Court , to the extent practicable , order

impoundment and return to Prince all infringing material pursuant to 17 U.S.C.

§ 503 and the Court's inherent equitable powers.

SECOND CLAIM FOR RELIEF

Unauthorized Fixation and Trafficking in Sound Recordings

17 u.s.c. § 1101.

(All Defendants)

  • 40. All preceding paragraphs are incorporated here.

  • 41. As described herein , Defendants have fixed t he sounds or sound and

  • 18 images of numerous live musical performances of Prince in copies or phonorecords

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without Prince ' s consent ("Bootlegged Recordings").

  • 42. Defendants have transmitted or otherwise communicated the Bootlegged

Recordin g s to the public and have distributed and offered to distribute the

Bootlegg e d Recordings.

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As a result , Defendants

have committed direct copyright infringement.

44 . Defendants ' actions are and have been willful within the meaning of

  • 17 U.S.C . § 504(2).

    • 45. Defendants ' infringements have caused and will continue to cause

substantial, immediate and irreparable injury to Prince for which there is no

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  • 1 adequate remedy at law. Accordingly, Prince is entitled to injunctive relief against

  • 2 Defendants.

  • 3 In addition , Prince has suffered and

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is continuing to suffer damages in an

  • 4 amount according to proof, but no less than $1 million per Defendant, and, in

  • 5 addition , is also entitled to recover from D fendants costs and

attorneys' fees

  • 6 pursuant to 17 U .S.C. § 505.

  • 7 Prince is also entitled to recover statutory damages pursuant to 17 U.S.C.

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  • 8 § 504 in an amount according to proof, but no less than $1 million per Defendant.

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Prince is also entitled to recover the Defendants' profits in an amount

  • 10 according to proof pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 504(b).

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Finally, Prince requests that the Court, to the extent practicable, order

impoundment and return to Prince all unlawful material pursuant to 17 U.S.C.

§ 503 and the Court ' s inherent equitable powers .

THIRD CLAIM FOR RELIEF

Contributory Copyright Infringement & Bootlegging

(All Defendants)

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All preceding paragraphs are incorporated here.

  • 18 51 . When Defendants posted the infringing and bootlegged material to their

  • 19 blogs and Face book accounts, they knew that the users of those blogs and accounts

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would download such material in violation of Prince's rights .

52 . Defendants intentionally

induced and materially contributed to such

user's actions. Jndeed, Defendants' entire purpose in setting up their blogs and

accounts was to induce such wrongful actions by their users.

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Defendants ' actions are and have been willful within the meaning of

  • 17 u.s.c . § 504(2).

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Defendants ' infringements have caused and

will continue to cause

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adequate re medy at law. Accordingly, Prince is entitled to injunctive

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  • 5 addition, is also entitled to recover from Defendants co s ts and attorneys' fees

  • 6 pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 505.

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  • 56. Prince is also entitled to recover statutory damages pursuant to 17 U.S.C.

  • 8 § 504 in an amount according to proof, but no less than $1 million per Defendant.

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  • 16 WHEREFORE Prince prays

for relief as follow s:

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  • A. For an award of actual or statutory damages in an amount according to

  • 18 proof, but no less than:

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  • 1. $1 million against Dan Chodera,

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$1 million against

Karina Jindrova ,

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  • 111. $1 million against Doe 1 (PurpleHouse2), $1 million against Doe 2 (DaBang319),

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$1 million against Doe 4 (WorldOffiootlcg),

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$1 million against Doe 5 (FunkyExperienceFour),

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$1 million against Doe 6 (NPRUniverse),

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$1 million against Doe 7 (PSPMusicBlog),

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    • 2 B . A permanent injunction prohibiting each Defendant (and anyone acting
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rights under the Copyright Act, inc luding but not

limited to an

injunction against violations of

17 U.S.C . §§ 501

and

1101 , as well as

an injunction prohibiting each Defendant from materially contributing

or inducing third parties to

violate those rights ;

  • C. Disgorgement of ill-gotten gains according to proof;

  • D. Interest ;

E . An order pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 503 and / or the Court's inherent

equitable powers impounding unlawful materials and requiring

delivery of possession to such materials to Prince;

  • F. Reasonable attorneys ' fees pursuant to 17 U.S .C. § 505;

  • G. For such further relief as the Court deems just and proper.

Dated:

January 16 ,2 014

Respectfully submitted,

KAYE SCHO LE R LLP

By:

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Rhonda R. Trotter Oscar Ramallo

Attorneys for Plaintiff

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  • 2 Pri nce Rogers Nelson de mands a jury trial on all is sues so triable.

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KAYE SCHOLER LLP Is/

Rhonda R. Trotter

Oscar Ramallo

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