The Associated Press reports that leaving a copyrighted song where others can get at it with peer-to-peer software doesn't constitute a copyright violation until someone downloads it, said a federal judge in a record industry lawsuit against college students. The Boston judge's comments in a March 31 pretrial ruling conflict with statements, also made March 31, by a New York federal judge that leaving a copyrighted file accessible could be illegal, even if nobody downloads it. At issue in both cases is whether people who initially download or own copyrighted music are legally liable if they
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