Supreme Court Ruling Will Have Implications On Tech We Can Use

Monday’s ruling by the US Supreme Court that tech companies can be liable for copyright infringement by those who use their technology will have serious implications for tech development. “While entertainment companies touted the victory as a crystal clear decision about right and wrong business practices, technology groups said they are left with a murky, unclear standard of what it means for a company to encourage, or induce, its customers to infringe copyright, and this will lead to more litigation. ‘This really has given a tremendous amount of leverage to content owners to dictate the kind of technology that consumers will have available to them’.”