Here's one of many articles previewing the impending decision in Grokster this from the Seattle Times. Snippets:
At the heart of the case is a question: Should Grokster and other companies that provide technology be held responsible for the actions of people who use the technology?
Rights holders — from movie studios to Major League Baseball — argue that the manufacturers of the technology should be held liable for protecting copyrights. Technology advocates and civil libertarians argue that manufacturers should not have the burden of controlling how their product will be used.
"There should be some way of prohibiting so-called pirate services so copyright owners don't go bust," said Steve Gordon, an entertainment attorney and consultant who has written extensively on the issue. At the same time, he said, "You don't want to thwart new technologies from growing and expanding and helping the economy."