Dutch Supreme Court Rules for File Sharing Service

Law360, New York (December 21, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Supreme Court of the Netherland Friday upheld a lower court's ruling that the creators of the file sharing service Kazaa can't be held liable for the copyright-infringing actions of its users.

The judges, upholding an earlier ruling in favor of the service, said Kazaa only provides the software to its clients, but that it is then up to the clients what they do with it.

Dutch music rights body Buma/Stemra took its case against Kazaa BV to the high court last year, seeking to overturn...
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