Kazaa vows to fight on in P2P war

by admin September 6, 2005 at 2:45 pm

Sharman Networks will appeal against Australian ruling

Kazaa has vowed to appeal after an Australian court ruled that the internet file-sharing operator has infringed the country’s copyright laws.

The Federal Court of Australia found that Kazaa violated Australian copyright law by authorising users to infringe music companies’ copyright in recordings. The court ordered that the P2P firm must install filters to prevent future violations.

Ian Fogg, a broadband analyst at Jupiter Research Europe, said: “This is yet another battle in a long running war, but it’s almost yesterday’s fight because Kazaa is not as popular as it used to be and many downloaders have moved to BitTorrent and the e-Donkey networks.

Full story: vnunet.com