The Grokster ruling
Posted Jun 30, 2005 13:43 UTC (Thu) by alex
Parent article: The Grokster ruling
As someone who hacks on P2P software I have an interest in what the
next step of the media companies will be. If "they" submit well crafted license compatible patches that do effective filtering/warning of infringing use I'd be happy to push for inclusion of the code. However if their
response is to threaten law suits if developers don't implement features they want, or try to break the license ("its open source but you can't remove X") then I guess we will see the courts start making rulings more directly relevant to open source code.
My sympathy for Grokster is limited. Its certainly seems to me they based their model on saying "hey kids, you can get free copyrighted music with our
tools". They are not champions of FOSS.
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