RapidShare Once Again Vindicated By Court
from the find-another-devil dept
To some extent, I find this amusing. The entertainment industry has kept suing anyone doing anything they don't like, rather than spending any real effort adapting. So each new generation of tools used for file sharing responds to the legal rulings, trying to make sure they don't run afoul of what got the previous generation. Sooner or later, that meant that these sites would pass all the legal checkboxes -- even if they can still be used for unauthorized infringement. So where does that leave the entertainment industry? They could have spent all this time perfecting new business models and adapting -- and done so in a way that embraced what people were doing. Instead, they've bullied their way around, pissed off tons of people, and helped define exactly how one can build a system that isn't guilty of contributory infringement, that will still be used for unauthorized file sharing.