Monday, June 27, 2005
US Supreme Court Rules Against Grokster in File-Sharing Case
In a unanimous decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled today that file-sharing services can be held liable for theft of copyrighted music and movies -- Wired News has the AP report. The Supreme Court's full 55 page ruling is available here (PDF). Writing for the court, Justice David Souter said: "We hold that one who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright, as shown by the clear expression or other affirmative steps taken to foster infringement, is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by third parties."
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