Friday, June 30, 2006
AP's Alex Veiga cuts through the post-Grokster decision spin and notes that "[a]lthough the threat of litigation did force the operators of BearShare, WinMX and i2Hub to shut down, the number of people using file-sharing services has gone up." The average number of simulaneous file sharing users is up 1.1 million from last year.
More on the one year anniversary of MGM v. Grokster:
- Mercury News, One year after landmark Grokster decision, file-sharing continues to grow: "'The social networking aspect of the Internet is continuing to blossom and no landmark court decision or watershed event changes that,' BigChampagne Chief Executive Eric Garland said."
- TorrentFreak, The Grokster Case: One Year Later: "I predict a bright future for filesharing and online media..."
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