Federal Court Ruling Puts CBS in Hot Water Over Mass Online Piracy
LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (www.FilmOn.com) - Federal Judge Dale S. Fischer today denied the CBS & CNET.com motion to dismiss claims against them of mass online piracy. Though the claims for "Vicarious Liability" against them were denied, the "Inducement" claim was clearly upheld. Judge Fischer also granted Alkiviades (Alki) David et al. the option to amend their "Vicarious Liability" claims at a later date.
"Our evidence will show that not only do they have Vicarious Liability but CNET actually embedded links from their web pages to thousands of known copyrighted songs. That puts a giant "I" on inducement," said David in a statement immediately following the ruling.
Jaime Marquart of Baker Marquart representing Alkiviades David et al. added, "the focus of the case now shifts from the question of liability to the question of damages for our many plaintiffs."
In another statement, Alki David said "this is a huge win for us. This sets the precedent for other Artists and Copyright owners who's work has been illegally distributed by Limewire, Bittorrent, Frostwire and the billions of copies of P2P software which CBS continues to induce people to download and steal."
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