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MGM vs. Grokster: Legacy Media's Swan Song?

Doers and doings in business, entertainment and technology -- "A platform agnostic takes on the orthodoxy. In 1798, the era of President Adams' Alien and Sedition Acts and the hand-wrought printing press, the issues were already complex even if the technology was simpler. But as India ink and telegraph engendered digital media and the Internet, debates over what the First Amendment does and doesn't protect have grown ever more byzantine. Enter a freedom-of-information advocate who knows the postmodern territory well: Mark Cuban. The outspoken tycoon has agreed to underwrite the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in a legal defense against MGM. The legendary movie studio will stand before the U.S. Supreme Court with Grokster, an online file-sharing service."

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