As I’m sure most of us are aware (unless you live in a cave), The Supreme Court passed down some serious decisions yesterday. One of the craziest involves the controversial P2P technology giants Grokster and Morpheus. The Supreme Court passed down judgment allowing the RIAA, record companies, distribution companies, copyright holders, etc. to sue P2P networks for providing a tool encouraging copyright infringment.
Unfortunately, anyone with any sort of technology knowledge knows that this will not stop P2P networks at all. In fact, it’ll probably encourage some to actually build more transparent networks. This is a huge decision for the future of online music, digital music distribution, online sharing, etc. and I hope that another appeal might turn the decision back to where it should be. We’ll see…
Here’s some roundup over at Boing Boing…
Notes on the Conference (live blogged)
Hillary Rosen’s (ex-CEO of RIAA) Thoughts
Download the nail-in-the-coffin itself