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First ruling in case RIAA vs Napster

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 08 May 2000 18:34

In Friday, Californian court ruled the first round in case with RIAA vs Napster. Both parties claimed partial victory after ruling.
Napster claimed in the case that it's service is just a hub between users and the company is just providing efficient way to distribute multimedia without taking any part in the content what users are spreading through the service. This claim was rejected by court - judge ruled that company is responsible for the files that people swap through it.

In other hand, judge didn't totally knock down the idea that Napster would be protected by Digital Millennium Copyright Act -- this decision will be left for next level of justice system.

So, battle is not over, basically it's just starting..

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