A bad day for Grokster, worst day for creativity and innovation

If you've not heard already, the case Grokster vs MGM was yesterday won by MGM. Yep you heard right MGM won and Grokster lost. I was stunned when I first heard about it yesterday, this case has been going on for so long I almost forgot about the case when Ben from Work came over and told me, I asked which case? But yeah soon after my smile turned down on its self as I realised what this mean. Its best explained by others, so heres some of the best comments about the future of innovation. Boy am I glad not to live in states, its just a shame this will now spread like wildfire to other western markets such as europe.

MGM – Grokster: The Calm Before the Storm
MGM versus Grokster – Geeks are going to win
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Author: Ianforrester

Senior firestarter at BBC R&D, emergent technology expert and serial social geek event organiser.