It's tempting to see the U.S. Supreme Court's Grokster decision as technology's loss and copyright's gain, but that analysis misses the mark. In fact, despite having just been handed a powerful new
tool to prop up a tottering business model, the entertainment industry could well wind up the biggest loser. The high court on Monday threw out a summary judgment ruling in favor of Grokster and
StreamCast Networks, ordering the companies back to trial on charges of so-called secondary copyright infringement.
Read the whole story at Wired, June 29, 2005 »