By Javier José Pallero.
Back in the 2000s a landmark case regarding Internet law set the principles of a complex discussion that was to last until the present day. That case, would set the stage for a regulatory scenario with the potential to overthrow entire business models or rather build new ones.
We’re talking about the Napster case.
Back in the day, Napster was found guilty of contributory infringement in relation to copyright violations, but the discussion regarding the scope of intermediary liability was far from over. In fact, in some other countries where contributory infringement is not as serious as in the US, similar cases would lead to different rulings.