On today's edition of the NPR News program "Day to Day," I report on the closure of file-sharing software firm Grokster, and the company's agreeement to pay a $50-million penalty to settle a lawsuit with entertainment companies. The move comes five months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Grokster in an intellectual property dispute. What does the settlement news mean for the future of file sharing on the Internet? Guests in the report include Princeton computer science prof Ed Felten of the freedom-to-tinker blog, Eric Garland of BigChampagne, RIAA spokesperson Jonathan Lamy, and NMPA/Harry Fox Agency chairman David Israelite.
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