- May 12, 2005
- Reaction score
- Studio City, ca
- Political Leaning
- Very Liberal
File-trading networks can be liable-court
Monday June 27, 11:41 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Internet file-trading networks can be held liable when their users copy music, movies and other protected works without permission.
"We hold that one who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright ... is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by third parties," Justice David Souter wrote for the court.