No Supreme Court Decision on P2P Yet

Despite expectations, the United States Supreme Court said Monday it would not yet issue a much-anticipated ruling on the Grokster file sharing lawsuit that has divided the entertainment industry. A decision could be handed down as soon as Thursday, or sometime next week.

At issue is whether two P2P network operators, Grokster and StreamCast are liable for the copyright infringement committed by their users. The nation's high court also said it would not yet rule on whether cable companies and voice over IP providers deserve to be treated differently under a separate set of government regulations than standard telephone operators.

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