Did Big Media Really Win In Filesharing Case?

“Recent history is littered with examples of the entertainment industry panicking about technologies that ended up proving harmless – and which might not exist today had they been subject to a ruling like this one. “I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone,” Jack Valenti, then head of the Motion Picture Association of America, said in 1982. Those arguments don’t apply here, the court said.”