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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 infringement.

        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.


Copyright © 2005 Ivan Hoffman.  All Rights Reserved.

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