Recording Industry Already Trying To Stretch The Definition Of Induce

from the well-that-didn't-take-long-at-all dept

It probably comes as no surprise that in the wake of the recording industry’s believed victory in Grokster that they’re already looking to expand the definition of “induce” in their favor. One of the biggest complaints about the decision, of course, was that it left the question of inducement very, very open. Now, Cary Sherman, from the RIAA is trying to have people believe that anti-spoofing tools show intent to encourage illegal trading. Of course, that’s not at all true. Anti-spoofing tools can be used to add meta data concerning the quality of a file that could be useful for plenty of legitimate file sharing activities. However, that won’t stop the RIAA from suing file sharing apps that offer anti-spoofing tools, though.

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