Lessig comment on Grokster decision
Lawrence Lessig's column in September's Wired magazine points out how the recent US Supreme Court decision is out of touch with reality. That decision found that entities like Grokster that create technology that can be used for illegal copying may be found liable for copyright infringement. The test they created is to look at the intention of the entity.
That just leads to uncertainty, more expensive lawsuits, and changes the focus from the technology itself to the inner workings and minds of the entity.
His column is a good read.