Tech Industry Reacts Warily To Grokster Decision

Law360, New York (June 29, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Technology companies and electronics makers are reacting warily to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to support the entertainment industry in its copyright lawsuit against online file-sharing company Grokster Ltd.

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that Grokster and other internet file-sharing networks may bear responsibility when users illegally download music and films. The unanimous ruling reverses a lower court ruling that threw out most of the industry's copyright suit against Grokster and StreamCast Networks Inc.

The head of the Consumer Electronics Association said the case is...
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