US Supreme court hears Grokster

The US Supreme court heard the Grokster appeal this week. Is Grokster style peer-to-peer file sharing a blatantly illegal copyright theft device that ought to be banned?

Or is it merely technology that is no different than a VCR or photocopier that some people misuse, and if banned, would put a serious chill on product innovation?

I subscribe to the latter - we will have to wait and see what the court says.

Read a Washington Post article that summarizes the issues Read a Wired article summarizing the hearing

GeneralDavid Canton