As most of you probably know the Supreme Court heard arguments today for MGM v. Grokster & Streamcast Networks.  Briefly stated, MGM is suing because the defendent’s networks “allow users to share copyrighted materials.”

At stake is the future of a legal doctrine that has protected innovators of all stripes since the Court’s landmark decision in Universal v. Sony 21 years ago: if your technology is “merely capable” of significant legal uses, you cannot be held responsible for the copyright violations of users.

MGM v. Grokster: The Showdown

If you’re like me and wish there was one centralized place to learn where the case stands Corante’s Copyfight is keeping tabs on it and will probably be the first to announce the Justice’s decision, which is slated for June.

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