Further defining copyright law in the digital realm, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled Friday that distributing software enabling consumers to swap copyrighted music and movies over the Internet isn't infringement. The judge, making a distinction between the software at issue and Napster, tossed a suit filed by movie studios, record labels and music publishers against three companies that distribute peer-to-peer file-sharing software.
Judge Tosses Suit Against Grokster, StreamCast
April 28, 2003
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