The most important copyright challenge in decades will unfold in the U.S. Supreme Court next week with potentially enormous damages and the future of Internet innovation at stake. The entertainment industry is asking the justices to find Grokster and StreamCast -- makers and distributors of peer-to-peer software -- liable for "mind-boggling" infringement by their users. A cross-section of the tech industry, consumer groups, the Bush administration and academics have filed over 50 friend-of-the-court briefs.
Justices to Weigh Key Copyright Case
The National Law Journal
March 21, 2005