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Unformatted text preview: used the software to download copyrighted material infringed MGM’s copyrights, but that Grokster and StreamCast were not liable because they did not have actual knowledge of specific acts of infringement. The Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court decision, citing the Sony v. Universal ruling that distributors are not liable unless they have actual knowledge of specific instances and then fail to act on that knowledge of illegal infringement. Issues: Can a distributor of a product that is capable of both lawful and unlawful use be liable for acts of copyright infringement by third parties using the product? If so, what are the conditions that must...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2014 for the course MC 3080 taught by Professor Day during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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