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File-Sharing Lawsuit Worries Techies

EFF IN THE NEWS
July 18, 2007

Two years after winning the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case MGM vs. Grokster, the entertainment industry is back in court to settle a fight some fear could handcuff technology innovation...

"Putting courts in the business of redesigning software is a dangerous precedent to set," said Fred von Lohmann, senior attorney at Electronic Frontier Foundation. "Do we want a world where every new technology gets it own federal judge to sit in judgment over the next software update?"

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