57 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2005
In MGM v. Grokster, now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, all parties have made the assumption that most P2P file transfers infringe copyrights. Two theories contradict that assumption: a significant number of individuals who transfer files over P2P networks may have a license to do so, and the Copyright Act itself may exempt the transfer of certain categories of entertainment files over P2P networks from the definition of infringement.
Keywords: Grokster, P2P, copyright, secondary infringement, internet file transfer
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Oppenheimer, Max Stul, Yours for Keeps: MGM v. Grokster. John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law, Vol. 23, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=693841