Grokster Is Found Liable For Distributing Software Used By Pirates

by | Jun 23, 2005

In 2004, MGM opened a suit against Grokster and two others for distributing software that they feel promotes the illegal downloading of copyrighted content. The resulting battle is seen by many as a re-examination of the “Betamax Case.” On June 23rd, the Supreme Court decides in favor of MGM, finding that Grokster is liable for any infringement perpetrated by the users of their software.