Monday, June 27, 2005

Supreme court rules unanimously against Grokster

No comment yet, I just saw the Washington Post article.

"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," Justice David H. Souter wrote for the court.

Word elsewhere is that pay-for-play services like iTunes will benefit greatly. A detailed who's who (written before the decision) is at ZDnet .

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