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Authored by: Gringo_ on Saturday, August 04 2012 @ 12:11 AM EDT

I have read plenty of posts like Goldman's on lawyer sites such as Gene Quinn's site. They sound so erudite and knowledgeable, but that is only to we laymen. In fact, they are "arm chair judges", like the arm chair generals of old, or arm chair quarterbacks. They know how to put the right words together to make it seem (again, to we laypeople), that they know what they are talking about, but it is all smoke and mirrors.

In fact, AFAIK, that ruling from the Appeals Court by Judge Posner can only be overturned by the Supreme Court, so in spite of its wording, it is The Law until such a time as the Supremes take it upon themselves to do it differently.

Goldman makes a big deal about calling the ruling "provisorial", because there is yet to be a ruling on "contributory infringement" to follow. However, such a ruling is unlikely IMHOP, and even if it goes wrong, it won't undo the first ruling.

The thing I wanted to add was that this ruling should also have a bearing on the MegaUpload case. We undoubtedly will be hearing more about this all later.

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