Putting Music In P2P Folders Could Be Illegal: Judge

Law360 (April 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge in Manhattan has denied a nursing student's motion to dismiss the Recording Industry Association of America's lawsuit over file sharing, opening the way for record labels to argue that putting copyrighted materials into a folder with online-sharing capabilities could count as “distributing” them.

In a 22-page opinion on Monday, U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas shot down Denise Baker's arguments that the RIAA had not pled copyright infringement with adequate specificity. The court also rejected Baker's claims that the RIAA's allegation that she “ma[de]...
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