Tag Archives: Grokster

News: The RIAA Are After You

By | July 26, 2003

If you’re in the U.S., and have ever used Grokster, KaZaa or another file sharing program to download mp3 files, expect a call. The RIAA are out to get you, and they don’t care whether you’re a granny. According to Associated Press, one 50 year-old grandfather in California was shocked to learn this week that the RIAA had… Read More »

Software: Morpheus Drops the Spyware

By | July 16, 2003

 Apparently not to be outdone by Grokster’s new version, fellow file sharers StreamCast Networks, Inc., have announced a new, free, version of Morpheus, 3.2, free of spyware and laden “with new features, making file-sharing faster, safer and more secure”.     This version is more than 50% smaller in file size from Morpheus 3.1, and offers superior global search capabilities,… Read More »

Mail: Piracy and Poverty

By | July 16, 2003

 This in response to my posting about file sharing program Grokster offering an ad-free version, in which I asked:   I don’t want to get into the ethics and legality of MP3 swapping, but it strikes me that if folk are exchanging music for free online, they’re not likely to be the kind of folk to want to… Read More »

Software: Grokster Goes Pro

By | July 15, 2003

 If you haven’t heard of it before, it sounds like something painful that happens to a guy in his mid 40s, or a vital piece of plumbing under the sink, but Grokster is actually a file-sharing program, and it’s going pro. From its haven in the West Indies, the company has released a $20 version “in response to a… Read More »