Redefining 'Distribution' In The Internet Age

Law360, New York (May 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The record industry’s war against unauthorized peer-to-peer music file sharing took another turn on April 28, 2008, when a U.S. District Court in Arizona denied Atlantic Recording Corp.’s summary judgment motion against a KaZaA user concluding, among other things, that merely making a copy of a work available for download is not itself distribution of the work. Atlantic Recording Corp., et al. v. Pamela and Jeffery Howell, Case No. 2:06-cv-02076.

Defendants Pamela and Jeffery Howell admitted to opening the KaZaA account to share pornography and free...
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