The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled against Madster (formerly known as Aimster).

"Just as the inventors of the photocopier and the VCR, today's innovators should be free to produce useful products without fear of being sued simply because some people may misuse their products to commit copyright infringement ," said EFF staff attorney Jason Schultz. "By narrowing the landmark Supreme Court ruling in the Sony Betamax case, this decision will chill technology developers of all stripes."