|US Congress Told to Wait on File Sharing Action|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Wed, 28 Sep 2005 22:07:05 -0500
Congress should probably wait and see how lower courts apply a recent|
landmark Supreme Court ruling on file-sharing networks before trying
to legislate on the subject, the U.S. official in charge of copyrights
said on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court's decision in June that anyone who distributes a
But the Supreme Court also sent the case back to a lower court for
"It may be that legislation should be enacted, but my own preference
The ruling to date has caused a ripple effect among file-sharing
The president of the developer of the popular file-sharing site
He warned there was a danger of driving all peer-to-peer networks
"The direction we're headed in is compliance rather than litigation,"
"Because we cannot afford to fight a lawsuit, even one we think we
He told reporters after the hearing he had been talking with Ali
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