417, 420 (1980). The plaintiffs sought money damages and an equitable accounting of profits from Sony, as well as an injunction against the manufacture and marketing of Betamax video tape recorders. Id. After a trial, the United States District Court for the Central District of California entered judgment in Sonys favor. Id. On appeal, the Ninth Circuit reversed the District Courts judgment and held Sony liable for contributory infringement. Id. On certiorari, the Unites States Supreme Court reversed. The court reasoned that the sale of copying equipment, like the sale of other articles of commerce, does not constitute contributory infringement if the product is widely used for legitimate, unobjectionable purposes. Indeed, it need merely be capable of substantial noninfringing uses. Id. at 442. The court further explained that if a copier were used to make copies of copyrighted works for a commercial or profit-making purpose, such use would presumptively be unfair.
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