Legal Case Study: The Grokster Case

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Grokster was ultimately responsible for the files made available for the users. The company had the duty to protect the company at all cost. They involved a third party to the company and didn’t go through the proper channel to ensure everything was in order. The copyright infringement was against Grokster. Did the company have knowledge of the copyright infringement? Really it do not matter if they knew or not the responsibly was still on Grokster. If the company was smart they could have developed a contract with their partners and the users to use the files as they were designed. This is particularly worrisome because it is now possible to impose contributory liability upon a showing of intent to induce or cause infringement absent knowledge

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