File-swapping case may break new ground

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File-swapping case may break new ground

They may have a case, Napster did have a central server and was designed to share MP3’s, many of which they knew would be copyrighted. These guys are simply distributing software that can be used to share copyrighted materials, but can be used for many other things as well. But, even if they win, I think the game is about to be up. The RIAA and Hollywood will simply target the users, by targeting the way everyone connects to the internet. They’ll go after ISP’s, and make them monitor what files are being sent and downloaded by their users, and it’ll threaten them with lawsuits if they don’t put a stop to sharing copyrighted material. And what’s the easiest way for an ISP to comply with that? Block all P2P traffic. Period.

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