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Legal Action Unlikely to Deter File-Sharing

The Supreme Court is deciding whether the online service Grokster bears responsibility when its users download copyrighted songs and films without permission. But even if the court rules against Grokster, no decision is likely to end the practice.

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Laura Sydell fell in love with the intimate storytelling qualities of radio, which combined her passion for theatre and writing with her addiction to news. Over her career she has covered politics, arts, media, religion, and entrepreneurship. Currently Sydell is the Digital Culture Correspondent for NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and NPR.org.

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