Oh no! Looks like the sh*t has hit Kazaa. According to Tony Bannon, an attorney for the music industry at the Kazaa trial currently taking place in Australia, “Kazaa is an engine of copyright piracy to a degree of a magnitude never before seen.” Bannon made this statement during Monday’s start of the Australian trial against peer-to-peer software distributor Sharman Networks, the makers of Kazaa.
Music Labels Sue Kazaa
Major record labels Universal Music Australia, EMI, Sony/BMG, and others are filing lawsuits against Kazaa for what they claim is a breeding ground of illegal music swapping all thanks to the software produced by software distributor Sharman Networks.
Sharman Networks says that it is not liable for what its users do with the software and has no intentions of the software being used as a music copyright infringement aid. The company claims that it has developed the software for other means of P2P usage. However, within minutes of a Google search, the first three results showed a search for ‘Kazaa’ listed as “free mp3 downloads”.
The Kazaa trial is only scheduled for a three – week time frame, but in all honesty, we know it will take much more time than that!
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