Comments on: Creative Community Praises Supreme Court Decision In Grokster Case http://photoshopnews.com/2005/06/28/creative-community-praises-supreme-court-decision-in-grokster-case/ The latest news about the top pixel wrangling application on the planet. Sat, 25 May 2013 08:41:56 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Landon http://photoshopnews.com/2005/06/28/creative-community-praises-supreme-court-decision-in-grokster-case/comment-page-1/#comment-618 Landon Wed, 29 Jun 2005 16:05:24 +0000 http://photoshopnews.com/2005/06/28/creative-community-praises-supreme-court-decision-in-grokster-case/#comment-618 The important thing to remember about this ruling, and one that is often overlooked, is that the supreme court ruled that Grokster was liable because it advertised the service as a way to pirate music. It was Grokster’s INTENT to use the service for that purpose. The music industry has been trying to hold P2P networks liable for the pirating that takes place (and indeed shut all P2P down as a technology) but this ruling does not do that, it holds P2P networks liable if it’s INTENT and advertising is promoting illegal use. At the same time the old Sony Betamax decision was upheld. Remember that the industry wanted to shut down the use of all VCRs as they were ‘stealing’. They said the same thing about radio by the way.

It is a win for the music and movie industries for sure, but not a death knell (yet) for P2P or fair use. It isn’t a certain win for recording artists who will continue to be be screwed by the record companies and artists as is time honored practice.

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By: John Rowe http://photoshopnews.com/2005/06/28/creative-community-praises-supreme-court-decision-in-grokster-case/comment-page-1/#comment-617 John Rowe Wed, 29 Jun 2005 12:11:31 +0000 http://photoshopnews.com/2005/06/28/creative-community-praises-supreme-court-decision-in-grokster-case/#comment-617 So, where do we go from here? Will Microsoft have to remove the Save As feature from Internet Explorer? Surely they could have forseen that this would be used to copy copywrited work. Will a kitchen knife manufacturer be closed down due to a fatal stabbing? Surely they could have forseen that. Will a paper manufacturer be closed down due to copywrited work being distributed in print?

So, where do we go from here?

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By: Mark http://photoshopnews.com/2005/06/28/creative-community-praises-supreme-court-decision-in-grokster-case/comment-page-1/#comment-616 Mark Wed, 29 Jun 2005 08:48:24 +0000 http://photoshopnews.com/2005/06/28/creative-community-praises-supreme-court-decision-in-grokster-case/#comment-616 Please lets not delude ourselves into believing that this has been done to protect artists. Profit margins are whats led to this pure and simple. What irritates me is the continuing assertion that piracy is drastically hurting music, dvd etc sales. Why then do we see services like Apples iTunes going from strength to strength? Profiting from piracy is wrong of course but I do honestly believe its the only way to move towards a fair pricing structure for these industries.

But then what the hell do I know?;)

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