“In an enormous blow to the music and motion picture industries, a Los Angeles federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against file-sharing services Grokster and StreamCast Networks Friday, saying that they can not be held culpable for illegal file trading done over their networks. | The ruling, made by U.S. District Court Judge Stephen Wilson, represents an almost complete turnaround from previous victories the record and motion picture industries have had in cases involving illegal peer-to-peer (P-to-P) file trading.” Scarlet Pruitt
—Judge Tosses Case against P-to-P NetworksInfoWorld)
The times, they are a-changin’. But the Hollywood and record company suits have deep pockets and much to lose. They’ll keep fighting.