Copyright Infringement and MGM Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd.
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This essay analyzes the issues of contributory and vicarious liability, the staple article of commerce doctrine, and the inducement theory of liability analyzed in the Grokster case, and concludes that the Court's decision in this case has distorted the line between fair use and innovation, which the Copyright Act has tried to protect. The writer discusses that the Court's foray into the inducement theory of liability will have the anomalous result of stifling innovation and creativity, which the Copyright Act has made efforts to avoid since its genesis.
From the Paper:"The explosion of technological innovation for the Internet continues to turn the law of copyright on its head. Despite the efforts of Congress to amend the Copyright Act to keep pace with technology, and maintain the balancing goals of the Copyright Act, each new innovation threatens to upset the delicate balance between infringement and innovation. As Leaffer posits, the 1976 Copyright Act was revised to meet the challenges of new technologies, but quickly became obsolete because of the time lag between technological and legal change. "
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