Court to Revisit Grokster Case

By Jon Newton 12/12/04

The US Supreme Court has granted the entertainment industry certiorari in the Morpheus / Grokster case.

It'll hear arguments in March, 2005, says the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation), which represents Morpheus owner StreamCast Networks.

The entertainment industry has already had one ruling when the US Court of Appeals for the 9th circuit decided p2p companies aren't liable for, "contributory and vicarious copyright infringement" on the part of people who use their applications.

However, even though the court was unanimous, Hollywood is still trying to use its financial weright and bottomless pockets get the decision reversed.

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Jon Newton is the editor of and is a regular contributer to MP3 Newswire. Jon's site is devoted to the politics of digital music and his insights as well as those of his co-writers can be read there. We urge you to explore it.


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