In its June 2005 ruling in MGM v. Grokster, 125 S.Ct. 2764 (2005), the Supreme Court announced a new form of secondary liability, which it described this way:
"One who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright, as shown by clear expression or other affirmative steps taken to foster infringement, is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by third parties."
My Statement Regarding the Newly Filed Litigation against CBS Interactive
To All My Readers!
PLEASE REMEMBER, That File Sharing Software in and of itself is NOT ILLEGAL. P2P Software has substantial NON Copyright Infringing uses! However, the distribution of the P2P software and PROMOTING its use SPECIFICALLY to infringe copyrighted works creates LIABILITY!
Sumner Redstone, Owner of CBS, CBS Interactive and CNET/ZDnet is a Longtime Member of the MPAA through Paramount Pictures.The same MPAA that has SUPPORTED Strict Laws against Online Piracy and LOBBIED for the EXACT LAWS that have been used to win expensive court judgements against Single Moms and Families for MILLIONS of DOLLARS for downloading Songs.
Those EXACT SAME LAWS ARE NOW BEING APPLIED to CNET, CBS Interactive part of Sumner Redstone's Media Empire!
CBS Interactive and CNET now needs to explain to the world WHY they Distributed this Software and Openly Promoted its use to infringe copyrighted works.
• CNET Editorial Staff Created MANY Instructional Videos for P2P software for years. CLEARLY Showing Copyrighted Songs were used to demonstrate the software.
• Cnet had editorial Articles ( Many Shown Here in this Blog) featuring comparison tests to determine the Best p2p Software FEATURING Known Copyrighted Artists Names such as Britney Spears and Metallica WITH INLINE HOT LINKS to the download pages for the test subjects
• CNET offered a "Pay Per Download" Action System that paid CNET CASH for Each Download Distributed. You can CLEARLY SEE on the Internet Wayback Machine that this system was clearly used by the P2P Uploaders.
• ALL CNET Downloads were FIRST Uploaded to Upload.com where the were TESTED and Vetted by CNET Staff for effectiveness and use. Software tested for Viruses and Trojans. Uploader could pay for Faster Vetting Reviews, Featured Placement, and other Features.
• CNET Editors RATED the Software with glowing Reviews often with Copyrighted songs Mentioned by Name or Shown in Sample Screen Shots.
• CBS/Cnet Must Explain, WHY they openly distributed downloads of DRM Removal Software with REVIEWS by Editors Promoting It's Use to remove DRM Protection.
PLEASE READ this BLOG, and Draw your Own Conclusions that PERHAPS CBS Interactive and CNET, the Staunch Advocates of Crippling and DRACONIAN Copyright Laws actually FOSTERED and PROMOTED Copyright Infringement on a MASSIVE SCALE.
Did CNET and CBS Interactive actually CAUSE the Proliferation of Online Piracy? Read the Evidence I show here and YOU DECIDE!
PLEASE Click Individual Postings Links on the Right Side Jump to Individual Topics, Such as Published Tests using KNOWN Copyrighted Works, Relastionship with Kazaa, Etc.
CLICK HERE to go Directly to the Detailed LIMEWIRE Posting!