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Will the Music Industry Continue To Win Its Copyright Battle Against ISPs?

Socially Aware

07 Nov 2019
Also published in the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal (reprinted with permission)

For the last twenty years, the music industry has been in a pitched battle to combat unauthorized downloading of music. Initially, the industry focused on filing lawsuits to shut down services that offered peer-to-peer or similar platforms, such as NapsterAimster and Grokster. For a time, the industry started filing claims against individual infringers to dissuade others from engaging in similar conduct. Recently, the industry has shifted gears and has begun to focus on Internet Service Providers (ISPs), which provide Internet connectivity to their users.

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