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    A person sued by the RIAA is in turn suing Kazaa on a number of claims

    Catherine Lewan, a former Kazaa user who was sued by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) during the organization's attempt to crack down on file sharing, has filed a class-action lawsuit against Sharman Networks, the company which created the Kazaa file sharing program. Due to fraudulent misrepresentation and deceptive trade practices, Sharman is responsible for all copyright violations that are made by Kazaa users. Lewan is alleging that Sharman led users to believe that Kazaa allows for free and legal downloads through Kazaa.

    Lewan's lawsuit also accuses Sharman of creating its software in a manner that has forces "Kazaa software to install... spyware... for nefarious purposes," without the knowledge or consent of the program's users.

    Lewan reportedly paid Sony BMG damages of more than $75,000 to resolve the litigation. Although Lewan is the first to specifically name Kazaa, it is likely that she won't be the last to do so.

    Last July, Sharman Networks paid more than $115 million to settle litigation which was filed against the company by the RIAA, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and the International Federaion of the Phonographic Industry.

    Source: http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=5281
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    Yeah right. She didn't know she broke the law by downloading with Kazaa.

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

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    god man people can really get really sad...

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    Dry

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    Is there somebody that still use Kazaa?!
    “For her, yeah. At the end of the day, it's all about her. It's always been about her."

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