Free Software Foundation Kicks MPAA's Arse

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Free Software Foundation tears MPAA a new one in Grokster brief
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This is a great quote from BoingBoing about the defense of Grokster in the EFF's Supreme Court case

At the heart of Petitioners' argument is an arrogant and unreasonable claim--even if made to the legislature empowered to determine such a general issue of social policy--that the Internet must be designed for the convenience of their business model, and to the extent that its design reflects other concerns, the Internet should be illegal.
Petitioners' view of what constitutes the foundation of copyright law in the digital age is as notable for its carefully-assumed air of technical naivete as for the audacity with which it identifies their financial interest with the purpose of the entire legal regime.

Despite petitioners' apocalyptic rhetoric, this case follows a familiar pattern in the history of copyright: incumbent rights-holders have often objected to new technologies of distribution that force innovation on the understandably reluctant monopolist.

Looks like could have ramifications for podcasts/blogcasts legality too
http://www.siliconvalleywatcher.com/mt/archives/2005/03/why_your_podcas.php

Go on guys, kick some legal bottom for us all! :O)