Well, it's not a huge surprise, but the RIAA and the MPAA have lined up a huge list of "big" names to file a "friend of the court" brief to support the argument that Grokster and Morpheus should be declared illegal. The article only quotes a short paragraph from the brief, but it's about what you would expect - talking about the supposed consequences of having Grokster and Morpheus be legal - rather than looking at the actual legal issues. Considering these were the same feared "consequences" of making the VCR legal, and the actual consequences ended up saving the movie industry instead of destroying it, one would hope that a judge would be able to see through the argument. Of course, these days, hope isn't very much to go on.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood Thinks Google Is To Blame For Infringement On The Web
- Feds To FISC: Of Course We Don't Have To Share Our Full Legal Filings With Companies Suing Us Over NSA Transparency
- Kansas City Cops Tell Man They'll Kill His Dogs And Destroy His Home If Forced To Obtain A Search Warrant
- Most Big Internet Companies Speak Out For Major Surveillance Reform
- Witness In No Fly List Trial, Who Was Blocked From Flying To The Trial, Shows That DOJ Flat Out Lied In Court