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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


Google I/O: Day 1 (live blog)

This is the place for live coverage of Google's Day 1 keynote address at Google I/O, starting Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. PDT.

By May 19, 2010


Joost added as defendant in StreamCast lawsuit

Joost added as defendant in lawsuit filed by StreamCast Networks against Skype, eBay and Skype fonders Zenstromm and Friis

By May 22, 2007


Has online piracy reached a tipping point?

Across the globe, copyright owners are on the offensive and say jobs and the future of intellectual property is at stake. Can they do anything about it?

By April 19, 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


StreamCast names Skype, Kazaa in lawsuit

The owner of P2P application Morpheus is suing over the technology underlying Skype's Net phone software.

By March 27, 2006


RIAA tries to pull plug on Usenet. Seriously.

The Recording Industry Association of America chooses a new target: Usenet. RIAA attorneys claim binary newsgroups are rife with copyright infringement--and they may even win.

By October 16, 2007


TorrentSpy lawyer battling 'copyright extremism'

Ira Rothken, a veteran of nasty copyright fights between Hollywood and Silicon Valley, has a large stake in the copyright system.

By July 31, 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