File Sharing is Legal

Finally! A Judge that has a clue!

Although sharing copyrighted material is illegal, the technology of sharing materials is not.

“Defendants distribute and support software, the users of which can and do choose to employ it for both lawful and unlawful ends,” Wilson wrote in his opinion, released Friday. “Grokster and StreamCast are not significantly different from companies that sell home video recorders or copy machines, both of which can be and are used to infringe copyrights.”

Yes! Now the music industry might be forced to play nice with the online world instead of just being hostile.