In the case of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios v. Grokster, the Supreme Court have declared that file-sharing services such as Grokster can in fact be held liable for copyright infringement that occurs via the use of their technology. "We hold that one who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright, as shown by the clear expression or other affirmative steps taken to foster infringement, is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by third parties," wrote Justice David H. Souter. This will send the case back to a lower court, who previously ruled that Grokster and other services couldn't be sued by MGM in the first place. We'll have more punditry on this later, as soon as we're done hiding the evidence that we've totally Limewired, like, everything with a 7 or higher on Pitchfork...

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