File-sharers suffer major defeat!

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File-sharers suffer major defeat!

Post by jigr69 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:48 am

The US Supreme Court has ruled that file-sharing companies are to blame for what users do with their software.

The surprise ruling could start a legal assault on the creators of file-sharing networks such as Grokster and Morpheus.

The case was brought by 28 movie and music makers who claimed that rampant piracy was denting profits.

The Supreme Court judges were expected to rule in favour of the file-sharers because of legal precedents set when video recorders first appeared
I wonder how many times will this go to appeal before its made law in the US. Luckily, living in the UK, we don't have such a ruling, although I'm sure its only a matter of time.

I think a number of bit torrent web sites were predicting such a move as quite a few are now unreachable...
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Post by Bit_Cloud » Sun Sep 11, 2005 12:44 pm

Well I live in the US, and I hate our gov't. My thoughts on gov't: They find something simple, and complicate it. :x

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