Grokster Triumphant

Important case from the Central District of California regarding direct, contributory and/or vicarious liability of peer-to-peer networks.  Big win for P2P. Ramifications for record industry spoofers.

Coverage here at the Times, here at Slashdot, and here at Siliconvalley.com.

Further rumination:  If these networks are legal, and they are competitors of the record companies’ own online ventures, and the record companies authorize agents to flood these networks with bad products, thus damaging the networks to the point where they can’t carry on business . . .

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