The Grokster decision — contd.

This morning’s Observer column mulling over the Grokster decision. Conclusion:

Thus we have a strangely paradoxical outcome. The movie studios and record companies have apparently won a famous legal victory in their war against file-sharing. But the main consequence of this victory will be to drive file-sharers to use P2P software that is not only much more powerful than anything Grokster and StreamCast could contrive, but also looks immune to legal challenges. If this is victory, can you imagine what defeat would be like?