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Thread: Makers Of Kazaa Suing Record Labels

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    Sharman Sues Music Industry - Again

    September 24, 2003


    Sharman Networks has revisited it earlier lawsuit against the RIAA. During the early months of 2003, Sharman filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the RIAA, claiming that the music industry prevented the distribution of authorized works. The judge in the case readily rejected the suit, however allowed wiggle room for a comeback.

    Not only is Sharman suing for the aforementioned, its is now targeting the RIAA for copyright infringement. Sharman claims that the RIAA is using the infamous Kazaa Lite, a popular and superior version of the Kazaa software. Through this software, Sharman claims the RIAA is gathering information on their users, distribution false files, and harassing FastTrack users with instant messages.

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    I never thought I'd hear myself saying this but....: WAY TO GO SHARMAN NETWORKS! I hope they win this time, but I still think that the government is on the RIAA's side. I read my version of the story here

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    It's basically a given that RIAA is monitoring the network in a MAJOR way.
    And if it's done using 'hacked' versions of Kazaa, it is explicitly violating Kazaa's use agreements, copyright laws, privacy laws, and (if they're intentionally causing 'share-denial'/network degredations) even telecommunication theft and fraud. (basically Denial of Service attacks...)

    If the dead-end supernodes which show the overall size of fasttrack network to be less than 1,000's of users are being run by RIAA... AND IT CAN BE PROVEN... they're going to be in serious trouble.

    It's the equivalent of crashing/slowing down the internet to stop internet porn and spam.

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    Originally posted by downloader2008@24 September 2003 - 21:06
    I never thought I'd hear myself saying this but....: WAY TO GO SHARMAN NETWORKS! I hope they win this time, but I still think that the government is on the RIAA's side. I read my version of the story here
    Right with you. But I have question if Sharman does win will this mean that the RIAA won't be suing anymore?

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    edit: sorry. there was a similar post earlier, in a slightly different section, i had a quick look before i posted this but must've missed it. here is the link to the other post Link

    Sharman Networks Ltd., the company behind the Kazaa file-sharing software, filed a federal lawsuit Monday accusing the entertainment companies of using unauthorized versions of its software in their efforts to root out users. Entertainment companies have offered bogus versions of copyright works and sent online warning messages to users.
    Sharman said the companies used Kazaa Lite, an ad-less replica of its software, to get onto the network. The lawsuit also claims efforts to combat piracy on Kazaa violated terms for using the network.


    Sharman's lawsuit also revives its previous allegation that the entertainment companies violated antitrust laws by stopping Sharman and its partner from distributing authorized copies of music and movies through Kazaa.
    The Recording Industry Association of America called Sharman's "newfound admiration for the importance of copyright law" ironic and "self-serving."

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    Originally posted by kdm172+24 September 2003 - 16:13--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (kdm172 @ 24 September 2003 - 16:13)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-downloader2008@24 September 2003 - 21:06
    I never thought I&#39;d hear myself saying this but....: WAY TO GO SHARMAN NETWORKS&#33; I hope they win this time, but I still think that the government is on the RIAA&#39;s side. I read my version of the story here
    Right with you. But I have question if Sharman does win will this mean that the RIAA won&#39;t be suing anymore? [/b][/quote]
    You got one more with yall. I hope they win, I was just telling somebody that the law works like that Kazaa is suing for copyright infringement that&#39;s brilliant. I love the way the law works.

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    Sharman Networks will win...thats all i know...

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    if you had actually read the post, the edit near the top states that very same thing. it was edited a few minutes after i posted, and a full 15 minutes before you replied.

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    Oh, Didn&#39;t see that part. My bad.

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