Let’s sue everybody! (or "why file sharing is not illegal")

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Imagine Xerox getting sued for creating machines that allow people to photocopy back issues of Time Magazine. Or Kodak getting sued for selling film that could take pictures of a Picasso painting. Perhaps Maxell should be sued for selling blank videotapes that could store copies of any movie starring Pauly Shore. (Well, perhaps some lawsuits can be justified after all.)

While the above scenario sounds ridiculous, try telling that to the record and movie industries when talking about file-sharing networks. You can find thousands of copyrighted music, movie and book files, as well as computer programs, through any file-sharing program like Kazaa or BitTorrent, ...

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