Grokster vs. MGM
Tomorrow the Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments in the case of Grokster vs. MGM Studios. The case centers around the use of what is known as peer-to-peer (p2p) file-sharing software; MGM, et. al., are claiming that p2p software constitutes an infringement of copyright.
Wired has a good article on the coming case: Supreme Showdown for P2P's Future
. SCOTUSblog has by far the best post on it I've seen, providing a good introduction to what p2p software is and to other related cases: MGM v. Grokster: Background and Analysis
I'll blog some more on this later in the week.
POSTED BY THE GENERAL AT 10:21 AM