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28 June 2005

Slashdot | Supreme Court Rules against Grokster

"'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.'"

Hmmm.. who's doing to determine whether "the object of promoting its use" is "to infringe copyright"? I mean, if I write some new software that is designed specifically to give you personal privacy on the net, can they say that the primary object is to promote copyright infringement because no one else needs to keep themselves private?

Friggin A. Where did all our freedoms go? What would it take to get our freedoms back?