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Unformatted text preview: be met to make such distributors liable? Or, put another way, given the earlier ruling that DVRs are legal, what would make the distribution of file- sharing softare illegal? Decision: Yes, the 9- 0 decision written by Justice Souter ruled that distributors of such a product would be liable if they clearly promoted its use to infringe copyright. The Court of Appeals ruling was overturned. Reasoning: The difference with this case and the earlier Sony decision is that Grokster and StreamCast took significant steps to encourage the illegal infringement of copyright by advertising the illegal use and instructing people how to engage in the illegal infringement. Therefore, because Grokster and StreamCast induced their...
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