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Silicon Valley, Hollywood Square off in File-Sharing Case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case involving Grokster, a company that makes a file-sharing program, to determine whether these programs are illegal. Entertainment companies say file sharing violates copyright laws. But the corporate giants of Silicon Valley are lining up to support Grokster.

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Laura Sydell fell in love with the intimate storytelling qualities of radio, which combined her passion for theatre and writing with her addiction to news. Over her career she has covered politics, arts, media, religion, and entrepreneurship. Currently Sydell is the Digital Culture Correspondent for NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and NPR.org.