Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Judge Rules "Making Available" of songs is Copyright Infringement

A judge has ruled that the "making available" of copyrighted content on a file-sharing network can constitute copyright infringement, in the second such known ruling by a judge hearing a major label's case against an individual file-swapper, according to a post on the Recording Industry vs. The People blog. "It is no defense that a Kazaa user did not directly oversee the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material," the ruling states. The judge awarded $40,500 in damages to Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records. Article