Supreme Court law clerks may get a new task this week: explaining Grokster and Morpheus to their bosses, average age 70.7. At issue in an intensely watched case is whether Grokster and Morpheus operator StreamCast can be held liable for copyright infringement that their software permits through peer-to-peer swapping of music and movies between computers. The case has drawn a dozen amicus curiae briefs highlighting its importance, as well as the technological and generational divide it represents.
High-Stakes File-Sharing Case Seeks Supreme Court's Ears
December 8, 2004