Posts Tagged ‘legal’

Pyrrhic Victory over Grokster

and may I add that this may turn out to be a pyrrhic victory at best … read some of the reasons at BusinessWeek for one: It was no accident that Grokster and StreamCast were the defendants in this case — they were handpicked by Hollywood because they made the content industry’s case so easy […]

Supreme Court rules against file swapping

oh yes, not to forget, if just for the record: The Supreme Court has ruled against peer-to-peer networks claims that they are not responsible for copyright infringment that occurs over their networks. the nine justices said companies that build businesses with the active intent of encouraging copyright infringement should be held liable for their customers’ […]

BitTorrent Crackdown: Battling the Hydra

The futility of legal crackdowns on file-sharing outfits, note well that for every network they shut down, many more will sprout up also noted in one of the comments, is the complexity (dynamics) of all this: Both the technologies and businesses will continue to evolve at a rapid pace, so it’s way too early to […]

How the Law Is Shaking the Net

[Complex] legal issues continue to significantly affect many well-known Web companies … note that [the good people] at Standard & Poor’s believe decisions from the Supreme Court (one recent and one forthcoming) could have an even more dramatic influence on the Internet industry and many of its businesses. citing for one file-sharing networks: Many technology […]