Hollywood Profits v. Technological Progress

This week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in MGM Studios Inc. v. Grokster Ltd., a suit by 28 of the world's largest entertainment companies against Grokster, StreamCast Networks, and KaZaA -- software companies that develop peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing programs. Film and music studios want the court to hold corporations that develop P2P software responsible for the violation of copyrights by end users. In a friend-of-the-court brief submitted by the office of the solicitor