Saturday, September 30, 2006

Streamcast Held Liable for Copyright Infringement in MGM v. Grokster, Round 2

The lower court has granted the content providers' motion for summary judgment as to liability against Streamcast in MGM v. Grokster, Round 2.

September 27, 2006, Order and Decision, Granting Plaintiffs Summary Judgment as to Liability Against Streamcast

This means that Streamcast is determined by the judge to be liable, and that the only thing left to decide is what remedies, such as damages or injunctions, are appropriate.

Beta News reports that Streamcast is considering whether to attempt to appeal from the decision.

(Thanks to Digital Music News for publishing and hosting the order and decision.)

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StephenH said...

I hope streamcast appeals

Mark said...

This is a tough case. Reading "III Factual Background" makes it sound plain that Streamcast knew illegal copying was being done with their network and did nothing to stop it, in fact encouraged it. I don't see where they have much of a case.