Hollywood Lines Up Plenty Of Friends Against Morpheus, Grokster
from the not-good dept
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.