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2005

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Yours For Keeps: Mgm V. Grokster, 23 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 209 (2005), Max Stul Oppenheimer Jan 2005

Yours For Keeps: Mgm V. Grokster, 23 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 209 (2005), Max Stul Oppenheimer

The John Marshall Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law

Millions of people download billions of music files over the Internet, using peer-to-peer ("P2P") services such as Grokster, StreamCast, Morpheus, and Kazaa. This practice has been challenged as violative of copyright and, it has been argued, the magnitude of copyright violations facilitated by P2P services justifies banning the services entirely. This argument has been based on the assumption that most transfers over P2P services violate copyright. The starting point for this discussion is the recent decision of the United States Supreme Court to grant the certiorari petition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios et al. to review the Ninth Circuit decision in MGM ...