Who is Grokster?

Who is Grokster?

Grokster Ltd. was a privately owned software company based in Nevis, West Indies that created the Grokster peer-to-peer file-sharing client in 2001 that used the FastTrack protocol. Grokster, along with Morpheus and Kazaa, are considered second-generation peer-to-peer file sharing programs.

How are the Napster and Grokster copyright cases similar?

Napster clearly facilitated its users’ infringement. In the district court’s view, Grokster and Morpheus are thus similar to companies selling copy machines or VCRs, which also can be used to infringe copyright. Both indirectly enable infringement, but neither should be held liable for contributory infringement.

What is Gnutella used for?

Gnutella is a file sharing protocol that defines the way distributed nodes communicate over a peer-to-peer (P2P) network. Like Napster, Gnutella is often used to share music files and has been an object of great concern within the music publishing industry.

What is P2P and file transfer?

A peer-to-peer, or “P2P,” file transfer service allows the user to share computer files through the Internet. Examples of P2P services include KaZaA, Grokster, Gnutella, Morpheus, and BearShare.

What was one of the court findings in the Grokster case?

The district court ruled for Grokster, reasoning that the software distribution companies were not liable for copyright violations stemming from their software, which could have been used lawfully. The Ninth Circuit affirmed.

How was this case ruled on in the Supreme Court with Grokster?

Grokster, Ltd., 545 U.S. 913 (2005), is a United States Supreme Court decision in which the Court unanimously held that defendant peer-to-peer file sharing companies Grokster and Streamcast (maker of Morpheus) could be sued for inducing copyright infringement for acts taken in the course of marketing file sharing …

How do you connect Gnutella?

How to Connect to Gnutella and Gnutella2 Networks (Shareaza)

  1. Shareaza supports multiple languages.
  2. Click “Next”.
  3. Accept the license.
  4. Choose the directory you want to install Shareaza to.
  5. Decide if you want to create a desktop shortcut or not via the tickbox.
  6. Decide on a few personal preferences for Shareaza.

Is Gnutella anonymous?

The Gnutella system does not protect against anonymity. One can still discover who is sharing what files. However, its popularity combined with a lack of centralization and distributed operation could seriously confound any efforts to shut the network down or even to hamper its usage.