High Tech Law Journal

The Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal is an independent scholarly legal publication founded in 1984 by the students of Santa Clara University School of Law. For over twenty-five years, the Journal has achieved national and international circulation and recognition as a leading forum for multidisciplinary discourse on emerging issues at the juncture of technology, the law, and public policy. Learn more.

Guidelines to Limit Criminal Prosecutions of Filesharing Services

Benton Martin and Jeremiah Newhall. The high-profile prosecution of popular cyberlocker Megaupload for criminal copyright infringement is the latest in a series of recent criminal prosecutions of online filesharing services.[1] According to prosecutors, Megaupload’s operators profiteered from infringing content by