Roger L. Simon

Grokking Grokster

I’m not sure how I’d vote in the current Supreme Court confrontation between MGM and Grokster… although as someone who has made his living through books and film, I have a more than sentimental attachment to copyright protection. But we are living in the shadow of technological breakthroughs that are changing the rules of everybody’s game who writes, directs, paints, makes music and so on at warp speed… not the least of which is the arrival of the Sony HDR-FX1, which produces a theatrical quality image for less than $4000. Couple that with a little high-def editing software and you’re on your way. All you need is a script. [Oh, that.-ed.]