Pursuing The Enablers

U.S. government officials are recommending that Congress amend the nation’s copyright law to hold companies which “rely on copyright infringement to make a profit” liable for the actions of consumers who use their products. The new regulations, which are aimed squarely at file-trading enablers such as Kazaa and Grokster, are very controversial, with privacy advocates insisting that previous Supreme Court rulings prohibit such wide-ranging prohibitions.