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Thread: Kazaa joins the ranks of law-abiding P2P services

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    All P2P networks must go "establishment" someday, and today another formerly popular P2P service rended by courtroom battles announced it has turned around. Like P2P pioneer Napster did six years ago, this morning, Kazaa (now with just one capital letter) has come back as www.kazaa.com, a subscription-based music service with all of the "big four" major labels in its corner.

    For $19.98 a month, Kazaa.com users get unlimited music downloads on up to three PCs, and unlimited ringtone downloads on one mobile phone, but that's it. The service does not support portability and tracks cannot be moved onto MP3 players.

    "While these are not the best of economic times, we have every confidence that our marketing and affinity with our customers will have us punching well above our weight in the market," said Kazaa.com CEO Kevin Bermeister.

    The re-launch of the former "KaZaA" comes on the heels of the news that popular torrent site The Pirate Bay will also be re-launching as a legal service.

    Source: BetaNews Kazaa Homepage: Kazaa
    Last edited by SonsOfLiberty; 07-21-2009 at 04:06 PM.

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    There's gotta be about, what, 50 or 60 people still using Kazaa. I am sure they will do great! $20 dollars a month for hundreds of mismatched files with one or two people sharing seems like a bargain.

    Oh, the good old days...
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    Do they provide the hosting of the content? or is it still pure p2p?

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    Pay for p2p? Lol!

    This is worse than iTunes!
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    Is it even P2P? Looks to me more like yet another "music store". Also look what happened to Joost, just some web-based clips today.

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    Hohohoho. Read the fine print guys:

    The files will remain playable while your subscription is active – once your subscription ends, you will no longer be able to play those files.
    Once you stop their service, say good bye to all the downloaded songs.

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    Last edited by xuxoxux; 07-22-2009 at 03:33 PM.

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    Yeah that's the major catch (Kazaa is like iTunes but shittier ) at least iTunes and Rhapsody let you keep your music, Kazaa, oh what fun it used to be
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    hh pay on P2P lol ...

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    That will definitely be the end for Kazaa, ppl won't pay for P2P

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    Quote Originally Posted by turin View Post
    That will definitely be the end for Kazaa, ppl won't pay for P2P
    Or music

    I don't believe this service will be a p2p store, how is it legal? Unless you leech from a network server instead of a bunch of peers?
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