[Seth-Trips] MGM v. Grokster party, Friday, Sept. 10

Seth David Schoen schoen at loyalty.org
Mon Aug 30 20:41:13 PDT 2004

I haven't had a party at my home in a long time, and EFF recently
helped win the MGM v. Grokster case!

See, e.g.,


The case was won by a cast of dozens, led by Fred von Lohmann (for
Streamcast/Morpheus) and Michael Page (for Grokster).  This is the
second time we have won this case -- we won it at the district court
level and we have now won it again on appeal in the 9th Circuit.

You can hear the argument at


(it's fun, and it was even more fun to hear in person!) and you can
read the appellate decision at


This case establishes the legality of peer-to-peer file-sharing
software even when the publishers of that software are made aware that
the software is being used illegally by others.

I worked on the case at an earlier stage and am extremely happy about
the result, so, even though it's already been celebrated quite a bit,
I thought I would take advantage of the opportunity to invite people

So, we'll be celebrating on Friday, Sept. 10, from 6:00p to about
10:00p, at 1022A Shotwell Street (in the Mission District in San
Francisco, between 24th and 25th Streets, near the 24th Street/Mission
BART station).  I hope you can make it.

(I'll try to provide some, but, if you'd like to bring something, you
could bring some vegetarian food.)

Seth David Schoen <schoen at loyalty.org> | Very frankly, I am opposed to people
     http://www.loyalty.org/~schoen/   | being programmed by others.
     http://vitanuova.loyalty.org/     |     -- Fred Rogers (1928-2003),
                                       |        464 U.S. 417, 445 (1984)

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