Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Crucial Copyright Case

Law360, New York (March 26, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Supreme Court decision from 1984 regarding videocassette technology will take center stage when the court hears arguments Tuesdays on the legality of online file-swapping networks, in what observers say is the most important copyright case in two decades.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the appeal of the Ninth Circuit’s decision to clear file-swapping software makers Grokster and StreamCast of copyright infringement liability.

At issue is an appeal of a 2003 ruling by a federal judge, later upheld by the California appeals court, saying...
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