April 17, 2014

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Grokster Loses

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously against Grokster, finding the company’s actions to be illegal. (Reported by SCOTUSblog.) Expect an explosion of discussion in the blogosphere. My usual one-post-a-day limit will be suspended today.

Unanimous opinion of the Court (written by Souter)
Concurrence of Ginsburg (joined by Rehnquist and Kennedy)
Concurrence of Breyer (joined by Stevens and O’Connor)

I’ll be participating in a special Grokster discussion over at SCOTUSblog, along with several distinguished lawyers. Everything I post here will be duplicated there, and vice versa.

Also, Randy Picker is organizing a lawprof “mobblawg” about today’s Grokster and BrandX rulings, with an impressive group of participants.

Comments

  1. Thad Anderson says:

    Here is a BitTorrent link to a 313 kB zip file containing the Court’s opinion and the concurrences by Justices Ginsberg and Breyer.

    http://24.90.150.65:6969/torrents/Grokster_Decision.zip.torrent?6978B04BAD5CC5A7A8E0B9BB7F21DDA5773FF123