CBS Defeats Musicians' Bid To Block File-Sharing Software

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 12:30 PM EST) -- A California federal judge ruled Tuesday that a group of musical artists could not block a CBS Corp. unit from distributing file-sharing software online, saying the musicians had not shown the company intended the software to be used to infringe copyrights.

U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer denied a preliminary injunction motion lodged by a coalition of musical artists who allege that CBS Interactive Inc. and CNET Networks Inc. induced copyright infringement by operating CNET's Download.com, a site that hosts Web links to software downloads, including...
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