Andy Lack: "I'm hopeful we will move forward..."
Sony BMG's chief executive said Monday the record label wants to move forward with a legal version of the Grokster file sharing service, despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision that holds the service and others like it responsible for the copyright infringement of its users.
The highest court in the United States set aside a lower court ruling that Grokster and Morpheus, which allow millions of Internet users to copy music and movies for free from each others' computers, were not liable for infringement since the services could also be used for legitimate purposes.
"I'm hopeful we will move forward with a legitimate version of Grokster," Andy Lack, chief executive of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, said in an interview. "It won't be called Grokster, and it certainly won't be what Grokster is today," he added.