22 November 2011

Why The Supreme Court's 'Grokster' Decision Led To More, Not Less, P2P Filesharing

In the 2005 "Grokster" decision, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that file sharing networks could be held liable for copyright infringement if they take "affirmative steps" to encourage infringement. Grokster closed down as a result, and the recording industry pretty much assumed it had won that battle


But as a fascinating analysis by Rebecca Giblin of what happened afterwards points out, against the industry's expectations, P2P filesharing flourished

Techdirt.

2 comments:

Michelle said...

P2P FILESHARING and lots o' TECHDIRT.
Oh yeah..we got it .." BA- BY"...
And that's not only thanks to - DOT- DOT- DOT.
It's from CRAZY ZETAS 99 NYE, too!
Oh yeah...once an insane redhead ,always an insane redhead...and she was grateful for what she exchanged it for...and no kidding.
HYDRA- DEDOONV- REMMY GENTO WHTYL ZOO-
KANSAS TERESA and all her CATSAPP no longer go to ROBLESS PARK.
And either does SCHAR 169!
RED BUBBLES and all it's " NEW VIOLENCE", got stopped by EDWARD COMSTUL.

glyn moody said...

@michelle: absolutely...