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Supreme Court rules against file swapping!

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posted on Jun, 28 2005 @ 01:09 PM
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The Supreme Court has handed movie studios and record labels a sweeping victory against file swapping, ruling that peer-to-peer companies such as Grokster could be held responsible for the copyright piracy on their networks.

news.zdnet.com...


It's only a matter of time before they start targeting the users also.

[edit on 28-6-2005 by mwen]




posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 10:15 AM
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THAT's already been done, thanks to the RIAA.

Government, laws, rules, regulations, and enforcement will always be playing catch-up with technology, and that gap is going to widen even moreso with the advent of the internet and the growing popularity of high speed internet access as well as universal access.

In other words, okay. They made this ruling. But it won't stop it. Freedom of information and opensource work is growing enormously. Independant labels and artists fluorish under file-trading while corporate conglomerates already cheating the artists lose their overpriced revenue. The supreme court may be behind the times, and they're going to stay that way until someone takes a step forward and admits that this is unbeatable.



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