Years Active: 2001 – 2008
Remember Morpheus? When Napster began losing momentum many users made the switch over to the shinier (and newer) service in town. Like Napster, however, Morpheus died a slow death after the emergence of Kazaa in 2002 and a steady diet of legal issues, most notably in the 2005 case MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd. (who along with Streamcast created Morpheus). In what turned out to be a landmark decision for all P2P sharing sites, it was ruled that Grokster would be held accountable for third-party infringement, i.e. the illegal downloads of all its users.
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