Categories: file-sharing

Jobs on Dumping DRM: OK, Steve, But Now What?

Posted by: Rob Hof on February 06

So Steve Jobs calls for the end of Digital Rights Management on music. And he makes all the sense in the world. But in all the chatter on TechMeme about…

Yet Another Venture for the Skype Guys

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 23

My colleague Steve Rosenbush has the scoop: Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, who previously started the file-sharing software Kazaa, apparently are working on yet another venture, this time…

Does This Mean the End of the World Wide Wait?

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 30

Well, probably not. But Kevin Werbach notes the demise of the leading file-sharing network eDonkey, which accounted for fully a third of the Internet’s entire traffic. Of course, that traffic…

The Same Old Song

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 10

After hearing StreamCast Networks, makers of the file-sharing software Morpheus, and a couple of record labels go at it for the Nth time at the Music 2.0 conference yesterday, I…

Legislative Changes to Grokster Ruling? Not a Chance

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 07

Stanford law professor Larry Lessig told BusinessWeek last week that he thought Congress would have been a better body than the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the issues in the…

Larry Lessig: Grokster Decision Will Chill Innovation

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 28

Stanford law professor Larry Lessig knows what he’s talking about when it comes to the collision of technology and intellectual property law. Today, the day after the Supreme Court essentially…

The Grokster Case’s Silver Lining?

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 27

Billy McNair certainly has an ax to grind when it comes to the Grokster file-sharing case, in which the Supreme court held Monday that such services can be held responsible…

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