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Dear Aereo: Good luck. You'll need it. Signed, Napster and Grokster vets

Aereo's Supreme Court defeat stirred memories of Napster and Grokster, startups that faced media giants in court -- and lost. These are their lessons for the aftermath.

By July 3, 2014


Grokster 1.6

Although it's fast and easy to use, Grokster delivers subpar results. Hang on to it only as a backup to LimeWire or Xolox.

By September 11, 2002

3 stars Editors' rating September 11, 2002

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Former Grokster exec pulls out of Pirate Bay acquisition

Less than two weeks after being hired to obtain legal content for Global Gaming, Wayne Rosso walks away over "strong doubts" about whether a deal can be completed.

By July 28, 2009


Obama DOJ pick: RIAA lawyer who killed Grokster

President's latest pick for a senior Justice Department post is Donald Verrilli, the lawyer who pulled the plug on Grokster, sued Google on behalf of Viacom, and represented the RIAA in a file-sharing case against Jammie Thomas.

By February 5, 2009


Pirate Bay exec no longer compares RIAA to Stalin

Wayne Rosso, the former Grokster president, is trying to sign content deals for new Pirate Bay and has had a change of heart about RIAA.

By July 16, 2009


Hollywood's copyright enforcer

Dean Garfield helped lead the fights against music sites Grokster and Kazaa. Now he's battling pirates from the movie studios' ramparts.

By August 27, 2007


File-sharing 'graveyard' still filling up

The original version of this story failed to mention that the Supreme Court reversed lower-court rulings favoring Grokster and Streamcast. Read the updated story here.

By June 29, 2007


Say good-bye to Grokster, Hollywood

Say good-bye to Grokster, Hollywood

By November 7, 2005