Australia to KaZaA: Stop the Music

An Australian court has ruled that the owners of KaZaA, the popular peer-to-peer service, have violated the nation’s copyright laws. And the court has ordered Sharman Networks, the service’s parent company, to alter its software to prevent users from swapping pirated files. (Reuters)

The Recording Industry Association of America has called the decision—which mirrors the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent judgment against Grokster Inc., another peer-to-peer network—"a global victory" in its campaign against online piracy. But Sharman Networks officials say the company will appeal the decision. (

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