Monday, March 28, 2005
Well, this is it. SCOTUS hears the Grokster case tomorrow. The future of P2P file-sharing technologies may well hang in the balance.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a good breakdown of the case, and an interesting roundup of relevant examples of other technologies that "enable" copyright infringement, from the Xerox machine to Silly Putty.
Props to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for putting his money where his mouth is. Link courtesy of Bob Lefsetz's mailing list.
And for the love of all things digital—or cultural—if you haven't read Lawrence Lessig's Free Culture yet, get the hell off this blog and go read it now. That shit is the Bible.