NAPSTER, GROKSTER AND MORPHEUS
IVAN HOFFMAN, B.A., J.D.
In June, 2005, the United
States Supreme Court ruled that online services that promote the use of
their services for infringing purposes can be held liable for copyright
The Court stated:
We hold that one who distributes a device with the object
of promoting its use to infringe copyright, as shown by 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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