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March 1, 2005
Grokster Ass-Kicking Commences
Computer scientists' brief [PDF] in MGM v. Grokster: "P2P networks are not new developments in network design, but rather the design on which the Internet itself is based." (Argument summary here.)
Cory @ BoingBoing: "This brief kicks a lot of ass -- it is a learned, lucid and brilliant explanation of why the studios' call for self-censoring networks is doomed."
P2P.net with a reminder: This is one of many briefs that will be filed for the respondents today. EFF and Public Knowledge are holding a press conference on the briefs at 2:00 p.m. EST. If all goes well technically, we'll be posting an audio recording at Deep Links. As always, briefs will be posted throughout the day here. Stay tuned.
Update: EFF has updated our Betamax case page so that it shines a brighter light on the issues at stake in Grokster.
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