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peer-to-peer network

 (pîr′tə-pîr′)
n.
A computer network in which every computer acts as both a client and server, allowing every computer to exchange data and services with every other computer in the network.
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The accused copyright infringers, Grokster and StreamCast, ran a peer-to-peer file sharing systems whose primary uses were to exchange copyrighted music among users without permission from the copyright holders.
Consequently, Aereo now finds itself in the same dustbin of history as its equally inefficient comrades Aimster, Grokster, Morpheus, KaZaA, LimeWire, Hotfile, isoHunt, and, more recently, Grooveshark.
36) While the general rule for secondary liability for copyright infringement precludes fault if a distributed product is capable of significant lawful purposes, (37) the affirmative steps taken by Grokster and Streamcast were sufficient for a finding of liability under the theory of inducing copyright infringement.
After the US Supreme Court ruled against another P2P service Grokster in 2005, most major P2P companies closed their services.
Pomerantz told jurors that Gorton transferred the money three days after the US Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that Grokster, another music-sharing program, could be held liable for infringement.
The significant settlement underscores the Supreme Court's unanimous ruling in the Grokster case-designing and operating services to profit from the theft of the world's greatest music comes with a stiff price," said RIAA chairman Mitch Bainwol in a statement.
Napster and Grokster Restricted the Promotion of Unrestrained
53) For instance, in Grokster, Judge Thomas cautioned against steadfast legal adaptation in times of rapid technological change:
This edition contains updated case law, including the Supreme Court's decisions in the Grokster, KSR, e-Bay, and Microsoft, cases; Federal Circuit Court developments, such as its en banc decision in Phillips v.
initiated by MGM because Grokster and Streamcast's peer-to-peer