Supreme Court may redefine file swapping


macrumors 68040
CubaTBird said:
Surprised this wasn't posted but here goes.. So looks like we will have a "final answer" in June as to this whole mess then eh? At least I hope so... Five years of grey area is too much...
A small decision will be a final answer. A large decision will cause more questions.

Copyright laws were allowed in the constitution to promote useful arts. If the supreme court decides that this has crossed that line the they will come out with the flaming sword and knock some heads together. They were itching to do it with the Mickey Mouse Protection Act but couldn't find an excuse. That is a decision that would echo for years.

If on the other hand they just decide that there are sufficient non infringing uses then it is a final answer and everyone goes away quietly.

A decision against Grokster et al. would probably contain guidelines on where the line is.


macrumors 68020
Original poster
Apr 18, 2004
when u say everyone goes away quietly.. does that mean everyone is back to dling what they want? or does the court somehow "define" what is legit to dl?
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