Does making files available on the ‘Net equal distribution?

The RIAA’s argument that making files available for download constitutes copyright infringement received an important boost from a federal judge. In an decision delivered in October and first reported over the weekend, Judge Ann Aiken found that making songs available for download via a P2P application such as Kazaa is equivalent to distributing the files and forms a sufficient basis for a claim of copyright infringement, the first time that a judge has made such a ruling in a file-sharing case.

Read more from Ars and a similar article from the BBC Technology News.

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Filed under Digital Commons, Fair Use, P2P (Peer to Peer), The Politics of New Media

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