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Could you please briefly summarize the intellectual property law issues in the Napster case and then explain how this decision has impacted contemporary culture.

Here is a link to the case: http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/iclp/napster.htm.

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Here is a link to the case: http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/iclp/napster.htm.

The intellectual property law issues that were considered in the case A&M Records Inc. v. Napster Inc are as follows:
Whether a peer-to-peer file sharing service Napster could be held liable for constrbutors infringement and vicarious infringement of the plaintiff's copyrights? In case of contributory infringement the plaintiff must show that the defendant had knowledge of infringement. In case of Napster, the knowledge that the user of the service were using the system to distributed copyright protected material. The court held that it was not necessary that specific acts of infringement were known to Napster and the fact that Napster knew about the infringement using its services was adequate to hold that Napster had knowledge of the infringement. The court held that Napster could not get protection under Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc. because in case of Napster it know that ...

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