RIIA And Others Chase P2P’s To Supreme Court
Proving that they have no intention of slowing their efforts to destroy all evil-doers, the MPAA, the RIAA and The National Music Publishers’ Assn. have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a recent lower-court ruling that peer-to-peer file-trading networks cannot be held liable for copyright infringement. The 46-page petition was submitted in time for the case of MGM v. Grokster to be heard in the Supreme Court’s current session if the court agrees to take the case.
“These companies have expressly designed their businesses to avoid all legal liability with the full knowledge that over 90% of the material traversing their applications belongs to someone else,” MPAA president and CEO Dan Glickman told the Hollywood Reporter. “Now is the time for the courts to review these businesses that depend upon the violation of copyright.”