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Grokster Shuttered in Court Settlement
January 1, 2005

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this summer against Grokster, the company has agreed to a settlement that requires it to shut down its operations. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled…

Acacia and College Lawyers Agree on Online-Streaming Licenses
January 1, 2005

"Acacia Research Corporation, which claims to own patents covering all online audio- and video-streaming technologies, has hammered out a new higher-education license agreement in negotiatio…

Music Sites Caving To Pressure From Labels?
January 1, 2005

"Popular file-sharing site ceased operating and the New York office of another,, appeared to be closed, in the continuing legal fallout among underworld peer-to-peer musi…

Patent Bill Would Make Sweeping Changes
January 1, 2005

"The legal standard that was applied awards patents to the person who invented a concept first, and it has long been a unique feature of the U.S. patent system. This year, however, Congress is…

University as Author?
January 1, 2005

"The Kansas Supreme Court will soon decide whether the Kansas Board of Regents has to negotiate its intellectual property policy in the future, or whether it can simply hand down a decree â…

The Uproar Over Downloads
January 1, 2005

What the federal ruling against Grokster really means. What the federal ruling against Grokster really means. …

Can't Stop the Music: Dealing with File Sharing on Campus
January 1, 2005

With P2P use continuing to grow even in the face of more than 11,000 RIAA and MPAA lawsuits—so far!—and with Internet2 making it even more tempting, the issue of music file sharing remains at…

Senators Grill P2P Providers
January 1, 2005

"In June, the court held that P2P companies can be held liable for copyright infringement of their users under certain circumstances, but key U.S. Senators suggested recently that the decision…

Bush Creates New Post to Fight Global Piracy
January 1, 2005

"President Bush has created a new senior-level position to fight global intellectual-property piracy and counterfeiting that cost American companies billions of dollars each year." …

Colleges Split Over Effects of Court Ruling on File Sharing
January 1, 2005

College officials are divided over the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in MGM vs. Grokster that commercial producers of file-sharing software can be sued for copyright infringement. …