The owners of file-swapping giant Kazaa claimed Tuesday their software, which allows users to exchange copyrighted music and movies online, doesn"t differ from video recorders, as they launched their defense in a landmark music piracy case in Australia.
Lawyer Tony Meagher was outlining his defense strategy on the second day of a civil case in which the Australian recording industry is suing Kazaa"s owners for widespread copyright infringements by the global network"s estimated 100 million members. Kazaa members download 3 billion files each month, record industry lawyers said Monday. Those files can include songs, movies and other copyrighted material.
News source: USA Today