Law Firm Predicts Increased Grokster Litigation
"The Supreme Court recently issued its much-anticipated decision in MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd. The decision clarified to some degree the Court’s approach to balancing the competing values of supporting creative pursuits through copyright protection and promoting innovation in new technologies by limiting secondary liability for copyright infringement.
"But the decision leaves undefined the precise contours of a critical ‘safe harbor’ for developers and distributors of new products and services, defers many difficult issues for resolution in future cases, may lead to increased litigation, and will likely make it more complex to litigate cases involving allegations of secondary liability."
Cooley Godward. The Supreme Court Decision in MGM v. Grokster. July 12, 2005.
EFF Deep Links. Grokster = More Fair Use Cases? June 28, 2005.