After the Supreme Court ruled in MGM v. Grokster that file-sharing services can be sued for promoting illegal downloads, Mashboxx, a start-up run by Grokster's ex-president, partnered with Sony BMG Music Entertainment, whose CEO Andrew Lack, below, spoke with TIME.
Is the Grokster ruling a cause for celebration?
This is very good news. The court found that balance we were looking for with respect to tech vs. content. And it upheld a very simple thought: Thou shalt not steal, even on the Internet.
Will this discourage innovation?
That's a sham, a fraud by radical techies who developed file sharing, so all...