| Commentary

40.5.1 Peer-to-peer networks

| Commentary

40.5.1 Peer-to-peer networks

In an application for summary judgment in the case of Polydor Ltd v Brown1, the High Court held that placing material on a peer-to-peer (‘P2P’) file-sharing website so that it was accessible for download by members of the public was sufficient to infringe the making available right, whether or not a member of the public had actually accessed it.

In the later case of Media CAT Ltd v Adams2, the Patents County Court (as it then was) made it clear that use of a P2P network does not necessarily amount to copyright infringement,

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