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Grokster Loss Sucks for Tech

As Hollywood and record labels cheered Monday's Supreme Court decision in the MGM v. Grokster case, technology companies and consumer groups warned that the ruling will chill innovation and result in more gadget-killing lawsuits. In a unanimous ruling, the justices said that Grokster and StreamCast Networks -- the company behind the Morpheus network -- can be held liable for copyright infringement if they encourage customers to illegally share copyright movies and music. The Supreme Court returned the case to the district court where the two software companies will be tried for inducing infringement.

Read the whole story at Wired, June 27, 2005 »

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