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By David Moser
On March 29th, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in one of the most important court decisions affecting the entertainment industry, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd. (the "Grokster case"), and a decision will likely be announced a few months later.
By David Moser
The PIRATE Act is a bill introduced in Congress in May, 2004 by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont). The clever acronym stands for the full title of the Act which is the “Protecting Intellectual Rights Against Theft & Exploitation Act of 2004.”1 If enacted, it would amend the United States Copyright Act to make it easier for the federal government to take legal action against individuals using peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing software such as Kazaa to commit copyright i