July 14, 2001

Now in the dock: Aimster

Author: JT Smith

The Industry Standard: "It just wouldn't feel like summer without a lawsuit
alleging online copyright infringement. The latest
is the one that seven major motion picture studios
filed June 27 against peer-to-peer file-swapping
service Aimster, which lets users access their
"buddy lists" to trade files with one another.

The litigation reflects Hollywood's belief that, as
the studios' lawyers put it, Aimster is "presenting
the same threat that the recording industry said it
faced from Napster.""

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