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Monday, June 27, 2005
  Grokster gets backhanded
The Supreme Court (in a 9-0 decision) has ruled that Grokster can be sued basically because they promoted the program's ability to infringe on publishers copyrights. Wrote Justice David H. Souter:
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
. Ouch. The case now heads back to the lower courts.
 
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