Kazaa Loses Case Down Under

An Australian federal court ruled that Sharman Networks must install filters in its Kazaa file-sharing application to prevent users from infringing on copyrights.
Justice Murray Wilcox gave Sharman two months to modify Kazaa to keep users from swapping music files and other copyright material. Record companies will now be able to seek damages in a separate hearing, although Sharman said it plans to appeal the ruling.
The recording industry has sought to close down Kazaa since at least 2002, when it displaced Napster as the most popular peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing service on the Internet.
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