Judge Orders Change in Kazaa Service

An Australian judge today ordered significant changes in the Kazaa network, ruling that its operators, Sharman Networks, authorized the widespread violation of copyrights. While the ruling did not entirely shut down Kazaa, its result did leave room for such action if drastic changes are not made in the near future. Sharman Networks stated that it was disappointed by the decision and would appeal, but would not make light of any other information until it reviewed the ruling in greater detail. The closely watched case against Sharman was filed last year by local subsidiaries of major music labels including Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

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News source: Techworld.com

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Im not seeing how can this influence p2p industry in the future.. this is all about Kazaa.

Would you mind to explain?


Think about it as 'setting an example' for the rest of the industy. They're going to come down and hard on Kazza. It could be like a stepping stone on how they can begin to take out other P2P. I'm not saying it will happen, I'm saying there is a possibility.

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Please enough posts stating that Kazaa is old and nobody uses it anymore. This is not just going to influence a single network or program. This could in fact influence the way we do P2P sharing in the future.

Any further posts stating Kazaa is old, useless, etc. will be immediately removed. Please stay on topic and post accordingly.

What makes this significant (and newsworthy) is that whatever happens legally to Kazaa will have implications for the entire P2P industry.