Kazaa faces new court threat

by admin December 16, 2005 at 8:36 am

Breached order to install keyword filters

Kazaa executives are due to appear in court next month following contempt of court charges initiated by an alliance of more than 30 music labels in Australia seeking to stamp out internet music piracy.

The return to court on 30 January is the result of Kazaa’s decision to block access to its file sharing network, despite a judge’s order to install keyword filters to prevent the download of copyrighted music.

Kazaa chose not to implement keyword filters, saying that blocking network access to Australian users satisfied the court’s request.

The new court session will seek to determine whether Kazaa breached the judge’s order to implement filtering technology to block access to 3,000 artists such as Kylie Minogue, Madonna and Eminem in Australia.

Full story: vnunet.com