Hier ist Teil 2 des Grokster-Specials:
The Inquirer: Intel backs Grokster in Supreme Court spat
Telepolis: Copyright, Peer-2-Peer und Innovation
Intern.de: Anhörung vor dem Supreme Court
Zeit: Hollywood vs. Internet
The Economist: Grokster and StreamCast face the music
The rush into legal downloading is bound to cannibalise sales of CDs and DVDs, hitting profits. And perhaps the decline in global sales is indicative of a far greater problem for the music industry—that consumers simply think many of its products are not worth paying for.
Salon.com: Music rules
If the entertainment studios had their way, every time a format changed, you’d have to buy all your records all over again. In their ideal world, we would hold restricted licenses to our content, not ownership. Digital rights management would cripple our all-powerful computers, creating backups would be impossible, and the basic human impulse to share the wealth of information that helps define who we are would be beset with obstacles. This is not paranoia. At every step of the way, intellectual-property-right holders have resisted technological innovations that give ordinary people more scope to enjoy and consume music, television, movies or any other content.
That’s why MGM vs. Grokster is so important. The deeper we get into the digital age, the more we will be defined not by our relationships with physical objects but with the data that we have accumulated in our journeys through life. If we lose the right to own that data and do what we want with it, if the power of the computer, and the Net, is taken from us, we’re at risk of losing a lot more than a few files — we stand at risk of losing the evidence that tells us who we are.
WASHINGTON — Forget Star Wars premieres. A seat at the MGM Studios v. Grokster Supreme Court hearing Tuesday morning was the hottest ticket in town.
Gray skies, with intermittent rain and cold, didn’t deter a group of staunch file-sharing supporters — as well as a number of hired line-standers — from queuing up starting at around 2:30 p.m. Monday to secure a seat in court for the landmark copyright case.