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Software Firms Not Liable for Copyright Infringement

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Software Firms Not Liable for Copyright Infringement

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Software Firms Not Liable for Copyright Infringement

Software Firms Not Liable for Copyright Infringement

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A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that companies that provide software that runs two Internet-based file-sharing networks are not liable for copyright infringement by people who use the networks to share music and movies. The ruling was a blow to the entertainment industries, which are likely to appeal. They could get help from at least one bill now being rewritten by a congressional committee.