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November 7, 2005
Grokster Gives Up the Ghost
Denise Howell has the scoop sans spin:
"The United States Supreme Court unanimously confirmed that using this service to trade copyrighted material is illegal." That's what the Grokster Web page says today as the result of a just-announced settlement. (Here are pertinent Google News and Technorati searches.) That's not, however, what the Supreme Court said... the language you now see on the Grokster home page was unquestionably scripted by the settling plaintiffs as PR -- without scrupulous regard to an accurate reading of the Grokster decision.
Update (Nov. 9): Denise has a follow-up post
, "Unspun," that's more informative than a dozen mainstream media pieces. Check it out
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