Victory to peer-to-peer!
Straight from the ETCon IRC net: Judge says file-swapping is legal.
- In an almost complete reversal of previous victories for the record labels and movie studios, federal court Judge Stephen Wilson ruled that Streamcast--parent of the Morpheus software--and Grokster were not liable for copyright infringements that took place using their software.
- However, the ruling appeared to state clearly that decentralized peer-to-peer software such as Gnutella is legal, in much the same way that the Sony VCR is protected by law.
I am sure they're going to appeal this one out of existence...
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