Judge Stephen Wilson should be commended for handing down a major blow to the music and film industry folk that blame piracy for, well, just about every problem going on in their respective industries.
“Grokster and StreamCast are not significantly different from companies that sell home video recorders or copy machines, both of which can be and are used to infringe copyrights.”
All I have to say is, it’s about time someone actually saw things for what they are. Yes, the issue is a little more complicated, but I think that pretty much sums it up. We have had tools to pirate music and film for much longer than Grockster and Streamcast have been around. I’d even go so far as to say that most of those tools are much easier to use.
Judge Wilson will be getting a letter from me this week.