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[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 content 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...