August 25, 2003
"Piracy is one of the biggest threats confronting the entertainment industry today. Every year, the industry loses billions of dollars in revenue and faces the potential loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs. To protect itself against Internet pirates, the entertainment industry has launched the latest copyright war. So far, the industry has been winning. Among its trophies include the enactment of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Vivendi Universal's defeat and purchase of MP3.com, the movie studios' victory in the DeCSS litigation, the bankruptcy and subsequent sale of Napster, the Supreme Court's rejection of the copyright bargain theory in Eldred v. Ashcroft, and the recording industry's recent success in RIAA v. Verizon Internet Services."