Wednesday, June 15, 2005

As Grokster Decision Nears, Hollywood Talks Tough

Roy Mark writes on

As the Supreme Court nears a decision in the Grokster case, Hollywood continued its tough talk against peer-to-peer (P2P) networks dealing in copyrighted materials.

"I'm optimistic that this is going to turn out well for us, but if it doesn't then we have a whole host of other strategies to protect out interests," Dan Glickman, president of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), told a think tank gathering Tuesday.

Hollywood hopes to overturn two lower court decisions clearing P2P companies for the illegal distribution of copyrighted material. The P2Ps contend their technology is neutral and should be covered by the Supreme Court's 1984 Sony Betamax decision.


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