Supreme Court to Rule Monday on P2P

The United States Supreme Court will issue its highly anticipated ruling on the Grokster peer-to-peer file sharing case, as well as the Brand X Internet cable suit on Monday. The decision could have far-reaching consequences on both sides of the divided entertainment and technology industries.

At issue is whether P2P network operators are liable for the copyright infringement committed by their users. Monday will be the last day for the nation's high court to hand down a decision before summer recess begins. It is unlikely the opinions will be pushed into the term starting October 3, says SCOTUSblog.

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