Unformatted text preview: Napster was taken to court by the music industry and musical artist for copyright infringement. The court held Napster has contributory copyright infringement and that the individuals that went on the website and downloaded the songs were guilty of the infringement. A third example was the well known Kinko’s printing store. Kinko’s was providing colleges and universities packets at the request of the professors that contained excerpts from copyrighted materials. The copyright holder did not pursue the professors but the bigger name Kinko’s. When in court Kinko’s tried to argue that it was “fair use” the problem was they copied several pages not just a phrase or sentence. The court granted the copyright holders over $500,000 in damages....
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- Spring '11
- Law, copyright infringement law