Supreme Court Rules For Entertainment Industry In Grokster Case

Law360, New York (June 27, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a monumental victory for the entertainment industry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Grokster Ltd. and other internet file-sharing networks may bear responsibility when users illegally download music and films.

The unanimous ruling reverses a lower court ruling that threw out most of the industry's copyright suit against Grokster and StreamCast Networks Inc.

In its opinion, the nation's highest court said "substantial evidence'' supported the industry's case.

"We hold that one who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe...
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