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A & M Records Inc. v. Napster Inc. II

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

239 F.3d 1004 (2001)

Summary
Procedural History
Judicial Opinion
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The owner of a software program can commit secondary copyright infringement if the program’s subscribers use it to upload and share copyrighted music.

Relevant Facts

A&M Records (plaintiff) sued Napster (defendant) for contributory and vicarious copyright infringement. Napster's peer-to-peer file-sharing program allowed users to upload and download copyrighted music. The trial court found a likelihood of Napster's liability and granted a preliminary injunction.

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December 8, 2023

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Citations

239 F.3d 1004 (2001)

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