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2005-11-07 15:10:00

WASHINGTON -- File-sharing service Grokster will stop distributing software that allows users to copy songs without permission as part of a settlement with the recording industry, an industry group said on Monday. The settlement with the Recording Industry Association of America comes four months after the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Grokster and other "peer to peer" networks could be held liable if they induce users into violating copyright laws. RIAA members include Vivendi...

2005-09-29 07:30:39

By Brooks Boliek WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - Lawmakers pushed federal authorities Wednesday to crack down on peer-to-peer services that pirate copyrighted works, while one P2P operator told them pressure from the recording industry was forcing him to change his ways. Sens. Arlen Specter, R-Penn., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told officials with the Justice Department and the U.S. Copyright Office that they wanted recommendations for government action on the issue. They...

2005-09-19 16:20:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - File-sharing service Grokster Ltd. is in talks to be acquired by Mashboxx LLC, which is attempting to establish a legal peer-to-peer music company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Financial terms of the deal under discussion could not be learned, the newspaper said, but Grokster itself is expected to have little or no value. Instead, Mashboxx would likely share a portion of any future revenue Grokster generates with Grokster's current owners, the Journal cited...

2005-06-28 01:14:03

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruledon Monday that Internet file-trading networks like Grokster andMorpheus can be held liable when their users copy music, moviesand other protected works without permission. In a decision hailed by the recording and movie industries,the justices set aside a U.S. appeals court ruling that thepeer-to-peer networks cannot be held liable for copyrightinfringement because the networks can be used for legitimatepurposes...

2005-06-27 15:40:49

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruledon Monday that Internet file-trading networks can be heldliable when their users copy music, movies and other protectedworks without permission. The justices set aside a U.S. appeals court ruling that thepeer-to-peer networks cannot be held liable for copyrightinfringement because they can be used for legitimate purposesas well. "We hold that one who distributes a device with the objectof promoting its use to infringe copyright ......

2005-06-27 15:10:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruledon Monday that Internet file-trading networks can be heldliable when their users copy music, movies and other protectedworks without permission. The justices set aside a U.S. appeals court ruling that thepeer-to-peer networks cannot be held liable for copyrightinfringement because they can be used for legitimate purposesas well. "We hold that one who distributes a device with the objectof promoting its use to infringe copyright ......

2005-06-28 00:18:32

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood studios and musiccompanies hailed a ruling by the U.S Supreme Court on Mondaybacking their position in a landmark copyright case, saying itcould spur the development of the Internet as a commercialplatform for distribuing movies and songs. In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled thatfile-trading networks like Grokster and Morpheus can be heldliable when their users trade copyrighted material withoutpermission, clearing the...

2005-06-29 06:53:10

LONDON (Reuters) -- Music giant Sony BMG has finalized its deal with the legal file-sharing network Mashboxx, two days after a U.S. court dealt a blow to Mashboxx's unauthorized rivals such as Grokster. Mashboxx, headed by former Grokster president Wayne Rosso, is a peer-to-peer file-sharing network that requires users to pay for copyrighted songs. The companies said on Wednesday that Sony BMG songs will cost $0.99 each, in line with the price charged by Apple's market-leading iTunes online...


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