Grokster loses, trouble in digital land

US Supreme Court, continuing to hit the little guys hard, has decided that“Grokster and StreamCast Networks can be held liable for copyright infringements committed by users of their peer-to-peer file-sharing software. ”

“One who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright … is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by third parties using the device, regardless of the device’s lawful uses.” (via ZDNet)

Folks at RIAA and MPAA are celebrating, of course since they were the plaintiffs in this case.