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July 1, 2005
Grokster Pop Quiz: How Liable Are You?
I missed it Wednesday, but Marty Schwimmer has one of his great, deceptively simple posts that rewards the ponder: Test Your Skills Post-Grokster:
Client is computer and software vendor. It wishes to introduce its new computer featuring a CD-RW drive and MP3 management software with the advertising slogan: "Rip, Mix, Burn Your Own Custom Music CDs."
Client is a consumer electronics manufacturer. It invents a video recording device. It wishes to say in its advertising that its product allows the user to 'build a library' of his or her favorite shows.
Clients ask you if the advertising actively induces infringement.
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