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grokster shuts down

Grokster has shut down as a result of the Supreme Court decision a few months ago. The website now reads:

" There are legal services for downloading music and movies. This service is not one of them.

Grokster hopes to have a safe and legal service available soon."

Right. Because that strategy worked great with Napster didn't it? Even if the new, "safe and legal" Napster continued limping along, its user base was completely gone, and so it will be with Grokster. I honestly cannot understand how the RIAA and others think this plays out in the end. You can't uninvent technology, and all the lawsuits accomplish is to push it further underground... and through these aggressive moves they only stifle investment and research on the topic, which is really the only way a happy balance can be found.

There's no way out, there's only a way through.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on November 7 2005 at 12:25 PM

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