GOODLATTE STATEMENT FOLLOWING THE SUPREME COURT DECISION IN THE GROKSTER CASE
June 27, 2005
Washington, DC: The following is a statement from Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Vice-Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property, Co-Chairman of the Congressional Internet Caucus and Chairman of the House Republican High Tech Working Group:
"Today's decision in the Grokster case clearly signals to authors and performers that the Court intends to enforce their intellectual property rights. The more confident authors and performers are that their rights will be enforced online, the more authors and performers will be willing to offer their works over the Internet, which will ensure that more innovative products and services, including new technologies to deliver these works, will be available to consumers."