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File-Sharing Services May Be Held Liable, Court Rules

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File-Sharing Services May Be Held Liable, Court Rules

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File-Sharing Services May Be Held Liable, Court Rules

File-Sharing Services May Be Held Liable, Court Rules

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The U.S. Supreme Court rules unanimously that Internet file-trading networks can be held liable and sued if their customers use their software to violate copyright protections on downloaded videos or music. The ruling is a blow to companies such as Grokster and Streamcast.