[REBOL] Re: technology behind Morpheus ....
From: rpgwriter:ya:hoo at: 30-Oct-2001 11:25
--- John Sequeira <[jseq--mediaone--net]> wrote:
> Also, both companies (FastTrack and Morpheus) are
> being sued by the RIAA. Their future is pretty
> uncertain. More incentive to make the transition to
> Groove-competitor ASAP.
Partnering with RT may actually, in part, be a
defensive strategy for those suits. Part of
what hurt Napster, IIRC, was that it was all
distribution, and a very high proportion
of that shady content.
With this deal, it will be harder for a court to
see the companies involved as principally
facilitating infringement -- heck, they are
providing a platform for application delivery.
Considering that the *commercial* viability of
non-infringing uses is, IIRC, an element considered
in some of the cases, developing a commercially
viable, easy for courts to understand, clearly
distinct from the uses the RIAA is suing over,
application of their technology is a smart move...