Hey, look, there goes a bandwagon!
I'm jumping on and figured I'd give podcasting a shot.
This 'cast looks at MGM v. Grokster, in particular, how the arguments made at oral arguments were reflected in the 9th Circuit ruling. This is not particularly useful pedagogy compared with using the briefs, but it does make for more interesting audio. Mainly, this was a way of giving the latest 'net fad a try.
Lessons learned: 1. This takes much longer than I thought. I only managed to use a single primary source, instead of the few I planned on. 2. I have a voice for text blogging (it's sort of like having a face for radio).
Should I do future podcasts? That depends not only on whether I can find audio primary sources or figure out how to record interviews, but on whether it is any more interesting than plain old text blogging. Audio is a very different medium from text, and a useful podcast depends on finding something that works better in that medium.
Here are the useful links:
MGM v. Grokster (9th Cir., 2004)
EFF Case Archive: MGM v. Grokster
US Copyright Office: United States Files Brief in “File-Sharing” Case
IT Conversations: Law and IT: MGM v. Grokster: Ernest Miler talks with Tim Wu, Denise Howell, Charles Petit and Fred von Lohmann.