StreamCast to Slug it Out Against the MPAA/RIAA in the Courts After All
After previously stating it was going to settle its dispute with the RIAA and MPAA, Sreamcast, which is responsible for the file-sharing program Morpheus, has done an about face and is going to take its chances with a jury trial. Lower courts have been kinder to P2P litigants than was the Supreme Court which held Grokster liable for “promoting” and “encouraging” infringement by the users. As with Torrentspy’s decision to fight the MPAA last week, Streamcast will argue that it neither promotes nor encourages infringement by its users and is therefore not responsible for any copyright infringement by its users.
- Torrentspy Fights Back Against MPAA in Motion to Dismiss (March 28, 2006)
- U.S. Supreme Court Finds Grokster Liable (June 27, 2005)