KaZaA and Punishment
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
September 10, 2003
Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2003
This newspaper editorial ran in the Wall Street Journal the day after the music industry filed the first wave of lawsuits against individuals who engaged in illegal file-sharing online. In it, I argue that individual lawsuits are a bad idea on public policy grounds, but are also the natural ramification of court decisions that make it unnecessarily difficult to hold intermediaries like Grokster, Napster, and KaZaA appropriately liable.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 2
Keywords: RIAA, peer-to-peer, Napster, Grokster, vicarious, contributory
JEL Classification: K00, K11, 034Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 12, 2009
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