Grokster forced to shut down P2P operations by Supreme Court

Well, here we go again! Looks like Grokster has been held responsible for it’s end users actions by the US Supreme Court. So after a bit of closed door negotiations with our old buddies the entertainment industry, a settlement was reached which included the shutdown of the Grokster network.

And I quote from Groksters home page:

"The United States Supreme Court unanimously confirmed
that using this service to trade copyrighted material is illegal.
Copying copyrighted motion picture and music files
using unauthorized peer-to-peer services is illegal and is
prosecuted by copyright owners.

There are legal services for downloading music and movies.
This service is not one of them.

Grokster hopes to have a safe and legal service available soon."

So long Grokster, I hardly knew ye.

Oh god, that means that you’ll have to pay for it. They are going after LimeWire too. I wish they piss off.

One p2p down, dozens to go, eight gazillion waiting to be developed as the existing ones die.
A really nice result…

NOTE TO CDFREAKS ADMIN.

this is what you get when you click download Grockster from the freaks own website:


The United States Supreme Court unanimously confirmed
that using this service to trade copyrighted material is illegal.
Copying copyrighted motion picture and music files
using unauthorized peer-to-peer services is illegal and is
prosecuted by copyright owners.

There are legal services for downloading music and movies.
This service is not one of them.

YOUR IP ADDRESS IS 2xx.2x.1xx.x AND HAS BEEN LOGGED.
Don’t think you can’t get caught. You are not anonymous.


A bit scary methinks…maybe the download should be removed from the list of recommended software…
YES???

(I fear I have to turn the lights off and lower the blinds now - before the Feds arrive I´ll try to move the wife and kids to Mexico or whatever)

Since Grokster just used the FastTrak network… how exactly is it that they have been “forced to shut down the network”?

I’m pretty sure that I can still access FastTrak with any of the other clients…

That´s the message that popped up on my screen when I clicked to download on cdfreaks recommended software page.
Looked kinda real to me.
Let me know what´s up - if yours really works, and what I can do to share stuff.
Cheers mate.

The ‘Download’ link has been changed to point to our news article covering the shutdown of Grokster.

Apparently, the IP address it ‘logs’ is the IP of anyone who visits the website and that includes search engines, robots, web crawlers, etc. For example, type ‘Grokster’ into Google, view the result’s cached info and you’ll see Google’s crawler IP logged. :stuck_out_tongue:

Thank you sir…
I humbly doff my cap and tug my forelock to your mightiness.

PS…is my family safe?

You’re safe. Visiting a website’s home page isn’t punishable in any way, and does not constitute proof, or even suspicion, that you might have illegal content on your computer.

Anyone want to venture an answer to my question?

How are they going to “shut down” the fasttrak network when they don’t own it?

It was probably just a mistake. You’re right, unless you shut down ALL applications that use fasttrack the network won’t go down.
I’d still be happy if it did, though. FastTrack is a shame for every decent p2p out there.

I´m trying to wade through the posts about Torrentspy cos I´m interested in the idea of trading stuff. Am I correct in understanding that it essentially does the same thing as Grokster did - that I can (currently) get stuff here without running afoul of the authorities?

But… BUT… but!!! Where else will we get our virus-laden Christina Aguilera goat porn?

Why, on MTV of course :wink: