Entertainment Industry Asks Supreme Court To Overturn 9th Circuit Copyright Decision

Law360, New York (October 10, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Major entertainment companies have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower-court ruling that shields creators of internet file-sharing software from copyright infringement liability.

A group of 25 entertainment companies filed a petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, seeking the reversal of a decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in August. The Ninth Circuit, citing the Supreme Court’s Sony-Betamax decision from 1984, ruled that peer-to-peer services were legal because their software could be used for legal purposes.

“The Ninth...
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