Initial arguments have been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the closely watched case pitting the entertainment industry against two Internet file-swapping companies.
Of course, any entertainment industry event needs a red carpet attraction. This is no different. It brings former Independent Council Kenneth Starr back in court with David Kendall, President Clinton’s personal attorney during the impeachment. But this time, they’re on the same side: representing the entertainment industry in U.S. Supreme Court. We don’t expect wrangling over what the definition of “is” is. The case, MGM v. Grokster, deals with the question of whether two file-swapping services are entitled to the protections granted technological innovations 20 years ago in a high-court ruling concerning Sony’s Betamax VCR.
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