Mark Cuban is a content owner. A content owner who understands that “bits are bits” and wants the customer to get those bits “in the way the customer wants to receive” them. A content owner who’s exploring a range of digital content creation and distribution options. That’s why, he says, he’s funding the defense of MGM v. Grokster at the Supreme Court.
It won’t be a good day when high school entrepreneurs have to get a fairness opinion from a technology oriented law firm to confirm that big music or movie studios wont sue you because they can come up with an angle that makes a judge believe the technology might impact the music business. It will be a sad day when American corporations start to hold their US digital innovations and inventions overseas to protect them from the RIAA, moving important jobs overseas with them.
That’s what is ahead of us if Grokster loses.
With Cuban’s help, we hope content owners and technology companies won’t have to face that future. Thanks Mark!