With reference to US, UK, Canadian and Australian secondary liability regimes, this insightful book develops a compelling new theory to explain why a decade of ostensibly successful litigation failed to reduce the number, variety or availability of P2P file sharing applications--and highlights ways the law might need to change if it is to have any meaningful effect in future.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Introduction 2. Applying the pre-P2P law to Napster 3. Targeted attacks on the US secondary liability law 4. The targeted response 5. Post-Grokster fallout 6. Goldilocks and the three laws : why rights holders would never have sued a P2P provider under UK or Canadian law (and why the Australian law was just right) 7. The end of the road for Kazaa 8. Endgame : more P2P software providers than ever before 9. Can the secondary liability law respond to code's revolutionary nature?