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.