August 30, 2004 | By Wendy Seltzer

The New York Times Groks Grokster

The New York Times runs an editorial on the MGM v. Grokster decision that gets to the heart of why EFF took the case on behalf of Grokster co-defendant StreamCast Networks:

It is impossible to strike down software like Grokster for its use in illegal file-sharing without also destroying its capacity for legal and socially beneficial activities.... Freedom of information is at the root of American democracy, and yet every day we see that freedom being compromised, controlled and limited. The Grokster decision is a ruling in favor of keeping our bets open about which technologies will turn out to serve our freedoms best.


Deeplinks Topics

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

Some states are considering charging you $20 for each device you want to use to surf the uncensored Internet. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Apr 22 @ 2:27pm

Don't let U.S. entry screenings get even more privacy-invasive. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Apr 21 @ 4:11pm

EFF's @evacide and ProPublica's @JuliaAngwin talk about protecting your privacy online on @NPR's Science Friday: http://www.sciencefriday.com/...

Apr 21 @ 3:26pm
JavaScript license information