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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Grokster: Scoble's Thoughts

Robert Scoble nails the practicalities of the Grokster decision for software developers. I misread two of his sentences as one in a telling manner, here's how: "I imagine that Bram Cohen will get taken to court to prove that lawyers are expensive." (As originally written, Robert has a period and new sentence starting after "that." I kind of like my version.) Also, Ernie Miller has more good questions, this time about BitTorrent:

How far will a lawsuit under the active inducement standard as articulated in Grokster go with this statement? Will this open the door to discovery? Will this make the addition of search engine (with advertisements) look like a bad act? Will it make trackerless BitTorrent look like a bad design decision?

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