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MGM vs. EFF&Grokster

MGM battles at the US Supreme Court against the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Grokster for a decision about the applicability of the Betamax concept in the 21st century. About 20 years ago, Sony won the case for the distribution of their VCRs as the question rose whether it was legal to record copyrighted material for your private use at home with a VCR or if it was a violation against common law.

Now the internet millionaire Mark Cuban announced he would give full financial support to the EFF and Grokster to avoid that smaller companies might have to battle for the rights to introduce new technological innovations to the market. Nice move!

Kategorien: Medien