The Legality of File Sharing - MGM vs Grokster

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 19 2005 @ 10:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
PC Review examine the recent high profile case between MGM and Grokster - affecting any users that use P2P software. This concise article outlines the court case and explains how it affects the end user.

Whether we believe it is right or not, many of us have become accustomed to the fact that a large number people download copyrighted material regularly using Peer-to-Peer file-sharing software. As a result, the entertainment industry is losing billions of dollars in revenue, and is suffering from the infringements of many copyrights. Who should be held responsible for this? Is it the fault of the people who misuse the software, or is it perhaps the fault of the software distributors for allowing this to take place? The recent case of MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd examined these issues. Read more at PC Review


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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