NECESSITY OF PROVING ACTUAL DISTRIBUTION OF P2P MUSIC FILESTo hold an individual liable for copyright infringement resulting from online file sharing, there must be a showing of actual distribution. Actual distribution requires more than merely making files available for distribution on a peer-to-peer network.
The following questions have been addressed in this article:What was the problem with the jury instruction?
What if a file is downloaded as part of a company-ordered investigation – does that constitute actual distribution?
Have infringement lawsuits inhibited file sharing?