Court deals blow to internet file-sharing

The Supreme Court recently handed a major win to music and entertainment organizations when it re-instated a copyright-infringement lawsuit against both Grokster and StreamCast Networks, two file-sharing services.

The Supreme Court recently handed a major win to music and entertainment organizations when it re-instated a copyright-infringement lawsuit against both Grokster and StreamCast Networks, two file-sharing services.

Two lower federal courts in California had previously dismissed the suit. When the case goes to trial, the plaintiffs will have to prove that the file-sharing services intended users to download and share copyrighted materials.

Most frequent messages

1.1. Tech industry faces new worries and concerns over ruling

1.2. Film and music industries hail the High Court decision

1.3. Sharing culture to pause, but not disappear

1.4. Supreme Court shows wisdom in guarding intellectual property

1.5. Unruly technology at the Supreme Court's mercy

Based on 894 print, online, and broadcast media articles from June 27-29, 2005

Evaluation and analysis by Biz360

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