If the case goes against Grockster, theoretically, any search engine (Google, MSN, Yahoo, etc.) could be sued because they make it possible to find copyrighted material, cracks for programs etc. The same goes for newsgroups search engines. There really is no end to how far this law can be stretched. Hopefully the court will understand the impact of such a decision. And then there is the international issue. In addition,although most films are made in the US, or by US studios, they are distributed all over the world. The copyright laws are different in other countries, some more lax then others, but are essentially similar at the present. “Fair use” is just defined differently in different places. A ruling here could change this global status-quo, and put the US at a principal dispute with the rest of the world over what’s considered copyright infringement.