The Future of File Sharing

By Martin Leatherman,
People reading last week’s headlines regarding MGM’s victory over Grokster and Streamcast in the U.S. Supreme Court may have thought that file-sharing services were doomed. Not so fast, some say. An article in Computer World said the coverage of the Supreme Court ruling was off-base. The ruling wasn’t against file sharing software, or even file-sharers themselves. Grokster and Streamcast lost the lawsuit because they openly supported piracy.