Kazaa becomes latest P2P file-sharing service to go legit

by admin July 20, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Once one of the gunslingers in the Wild West days of peer-to-peer file sharing (mostly of the illegal variety), Kazaa is poised to re-launch as a standard-issue music-subscription site, complete with the same DRM-protected tracks that so many of its former users did their best to avoid.

CNET News.com reports that Kazaa, a former giant in the P2P world (alongside the old Napster and LimeWire, among others) that had been forced to closed down due to a series of court rulings, is primed to re-emerge as a legal music subscription site—and indeed, a quick check of Kazaa.com shows that the service appears to be up and running.

Read more: tech.yahoo.com