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Grokster

A controversial peer-to-peer file-sharing service for music and movies that allowed users to illegally download copyrighted material onto tens of millions of computers since its founding in 2001. Almost immediately, the Grokster organization was embroiled in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by major U.S. record companies, motion picture studios and music publishers. In November 2005, an out-of-court settlement was finally reached that immediately shut down the Grokster system and swapping software. See peer-to-peer network.

Revival Attempt
With the intention of launching a legal music service, just days after the lawsuit settled, the company's remaining assets were purchased by Mashboxx.com, run by former Grokster president, Wayne Rosso.
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Many thought that Grokster would address the same issue--whether file-sharing networks had substantial non-infringing uses, such as sharing files that were not subject to copyright or for which the copyright owner had granted permission.
43) Like in Grokster, the defendants were aware that a large number of their users were engaged in the unlawful distribution of copyrighted material, (44) and the court found that the actions of the website aided and abetted the principal offences of copyright infringement under Swedish law.
After Grokster, technology companies will likely refrain from taking
He told the jury he had hoped the peer-to-peer services would shut down voluntarily after the Grokster ruling.
In the wake of Napster and Grokster, numerous companies began
91) Similarly, the Court's decision in Grokster illustrates an example of judicial deference in copyright law.
47) Grokster made it to the United States Supreme Court,
The next generation of peer-to-peer software facilitation was represented by the Grokster case.
Hollywood came out the winner in its last big Supreme Court battle three years ago over the peer-to-peer service Grokster.
17) If Sling Media is sued, however, it will face additional challenges that the Sony manufacturers did not encounter, including the ambiguous Grokster precedent and retransmission claims stemming from Slingbox's ability to "broadcast.
El CEO de Grokster, Wayne Rosso, yel sitio Web Hypothermia tambien ofrecieron pagar y la pagina MusicRebellion.