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GROKSTER: SAD DAY FOR INNOVATION

Grokster loses: Technology for trading files on the Internet unanimously condemned by U.S. Supreme Court, despite differing opinions.

Huge, sad, idiotic news. And ironic, considering corporations abide copyright when it's convenient.

And... what does this mean for videoblogging? Dunno.

Here's a link to a BitTorrent distribution of the decisions in Grokster, today's Supreme Court decision that established a new copyright thoughtcrime: "inducing" your users to infringe by failing to employ restrictions that you believe will reduce copyright infringement. BitTorrent is a P2P software application that was not designed to reduce infringement. Many BitTorrent users use it to pass around infringing copies of movies and music. Many also use it to distribute Supreme Court decisions.

This decision won’t kill P2P sharing. [...] But what today’s decision will kill is American innovation.

Also? Scientists have created zombie dogs and giant robot lobsters.

I'm not leaving the house anymore. I'm staying inside and reading the Holy Bible.

June 28, 2005 at 12:56 AM in Media, Podcasting, Thought Candy, Videoblogging | Permalink

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