Grokster Releases Pro Version

Popular File Sharing Software Now Available Without Adware, Pop Ups & Banners

NEVIS, WEST INDIES -- 07/15/2003 -- Grokster, one of the world’s most popular file sharing programs, has just released Grokster Pro, the first ad-free and adware-free version of its software. Grokster Pro will retail for $29.95 and is available for download at

The release of the “clean” version of Grokster comes in response to a growing user demand and willingness to pay for a version of the software that is void of annoying pop-up ads and the cluster of optional software programs that accompany all of the major P2P software clients on the market today. According to Grokster president, Wayne Rosso, “Although Grokster is free software, the only way that we can afford to give it away is by utilizing advertising and software bundling. But with Grokster Pro we can offer the user a better experience at a reasonable price that still allows us to pay our bills.”

In a suit brought against Grokster by the RIAA and the MPAA, last April US Federal Circuit Court Judge Stephen Wilson ruled against the entertainment industry and deemed Grokster to be in compliance with all US laws and a completely legal piece of software. Grokster has since secured its position as one of the world’s most popular software programs and has established a brand name known around the globe, boasting users in every country on earth.