Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Confirm comment report request

Actually, after reading a bit more about the Grokster v. MGM decision, things do look rather bleak. This is something that everybody interested in peer-to-peer technologies, and the benefits and potential benefits they bring to society, should look into.

A snippet of a press relase from <a href="[link]">The Electronic Frontier Foundation</a>:

<blockquote>Washington, DC - Today the Supreme Court issued a ruling that could impede makers of all kinds of technologies with expensive lawsuits. The long-awaited decision in MGM v. Grokster states that P2P software manufacturers can be held liable for the infringing activities of people who use their software. This decision relies on a new theory of copyright liability that measures whether manufacturers created their wares with the "intent" of inducing consumers to infringe. It means that inventors and entrepreneurs will not only bear the costs of bringing new products to market, but also the costs of lawsuits if consumers start using their products for illegal purposes.</blockquote>

Please also check out [link] This is quite a sad day. The first set of donations I receive will go to organisations such as The EFF, defending the rights of ordinary people from the RIAA and MPAA. It's now more likely an open-source CocoGnut will be made available sometime as well.

 is a RISC OS Usercocodude on 28/6/05 8:43AM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Click on the button below to confirm you wish to flag up this comment to the website's administrators. Abuse of this service will be frowned upon and it should only be used to notify us of comments that are extremely distasteful, indecent or otherwise unlawful. If you disagree with an opinion expressed or fact stated in a comment, please take part in the debate rather than expect it to be removed.

Return to the drobe.co.uk front page

Details

Reporting user / IP: / 52.91.90.122
Comment GID: 15722
Timestamp: Sat, 15 Dec 2018 04:09:41 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Silence is golden
    Knowing how to tell your RiscPC to shut it
     22 comments, latest by Rien on 7/8/04 5:56PM. Published: 1 Dec 2003

  • Random article

  • My Iyonix and I
    How was it for you?
     27 comments, latest by blahsnr on 23/7/04 4:54PM. Published: 20 Jul 2004

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "It does appear that inaccuracy is drobes [sic] house standard at the moment"
    Page generated in 0.0491 seconds.