Judge: Making music available online is not piracy

law“Merely exposing music files to the Internet is not copyright infringement,” so says judge Nancy Gertner, the presiding justice in Elektra v. Barker, essentially rendering the RIAA’s assertion that sharing music equals piracy.

This means that if you’re connected to a P2P network like BitTorrent and people are getting chunks of songs from you, you’re off the hook, at least for now. The judge will let the labels re-file with additional details.

So now can I get “13 Point Plan to Destroy America”?