Grokster falls to the RIAA

Grokster is the latest of the formerly independent file sharing companies to agree to "stop distributing software that allows users to copy songs without permission as part of a settlement with the recording industry".

So says Organized Music's RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), quoted by Reuters.

LimeWire was the first to capitulate when the RIAA began sending Cease and Desist or Else letters to commercial file sharing firms. Its software now includes Digital Restrictions Management code. However, a group of LimeWire aficianados are keeping the LW flag flying with their indie FrostWire application. - the original daily p2p and digital media news site

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 7th November 2005 8:58PM