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June 25, 2005
How to Read the Supreme Court Ruling in Grokster
My EFF colleague and StreamCast lead counsel Fred von Lohmann gives his take on how to "read" the Supreme Court's ruling Monday in MGM v. Grokster (Grokster Reader's Guide):
It's not about P2P. The P2P genie is irreversibly out of the bottle, with the software already installed on hundreds of millions of computers and developers in countries beyond the reach of American laws. It's the rest of America's innovation sector that will be living with the Supreme Court's ruling. So, as you read what they have to say, ask how it will affect not just Apple, HP, and Intel, but also the next "genius in a garage," like Sling Media or the kids developing urban vehicular grid technology.
That's only the opener. As we are wont to say in the blogosphere, read the whole thing
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