Grokster Groupies Gather At The Court

The Supreme Court proceedings to determine the future of file-swapping technology are attracting a bit of a crowd. In fact, an unexpected array of file-sharing advocates and music fans have gathered at the court to hear the landmark case unfold, many passing out wearable reminders of an earlier copright case involving the entertainment industry: the 1984 Supreme Court ruling which declared video casette recorders to be legal, paving the way for the booming (and highly profitable) home video and DVD market.