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    Kazaa Tops Yahoo Search in 2003

    December 29, 2003
    by Thomas Mennecke


    So how popular is file-sharing? Surely its not as popular as Harry Potter or Eminem, right? Well, it appears that the statistics favor Kazaa over any other pop icon.

    Kazaa, spearheaded by Sharman Networks, has surrounded itself in a tumultuous sea of controversy in 2003. The Australian based company has become the sworn enemy of the RIAA, accusing the file-sharing company of being nothing more than an Internet piracy machine. However, a recent Supreme Court ruling in Holland dismissed this notion, stating that Kazaa is not responsible for the actions of its users. Similar rulings in the United States have been judged in favor of StreamCast (Morpheus) and Grokster, however we await such a ruling for Kazaa.

    Since the fall of Napster, Kazaa has become one of the most popular file-sharing clients in the history of P2P. The FastTrack network (the network Kazaa connects to) has easy expanded well beyond Napster, which only had about 1.5 million users at its peak. At FastTrack's peak during the summer months, nearly 5 million users were trading and collection everything from movies to music to mp3 files.

    Several reversals have taken their toll on this venerable network. The RIAA's campaign against file-traders has had some impact on this community, as its population has slipped below 4 million users. However, the United States Court of Appeals ruling, which stated the RIAA could no longer subpoena ISPs, seems to have halted this slide. Will Kazaa hang on to be the most popular term in 2004?


    Here's the top 10 results from Yahoo.com:

    1. KaZaa

    2. Harry Potter

    3. "American Idol"

    4. Britney Spears

    5. 50 Cent

    6. Eminem

    7. WWE

    8. Paris Hilton

    9. NASCAR

    10. Christina Aguilera

    SOURCE

  2. File Sharing   -   #2
    Paris Hilton = Slut, whore/prostitute

    Thats all I want to say...

  3. File Sharing   -   #3
    intresting reading

  4. File Sharing   -   #4
    'mp3' beat out the word SEX

  5. File Sharing   -   #5
    i think they post wrongly..
    Here's the top 10 results from Yahoo.com:

    1. KaZaa Lite

    2. Harry Potter

    3. "American Idol"

    4. Britney Spears

    5. 50 Cent

    6. Eminem

    7. WWE

    8. Paris Hilton

    9. NASCAR

    10. Christina Aguilera

    11. KaZaa [aka KMD]

  6. File Sharing   -   #6
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    Ha it shows that the RIAA is not winning any battles at all. They want ppl to stop sharing files but yet kazaa is becoming more and more popular. They should stop sueing 12 year olds first.

  7. File Sharing   -   #7
    Originally posted by Nwas@30 December 2003 - 21:38
    Ha it shows that the RIAA is not winning any battles at all. They want ppl to stop sharing files but yet kazaa is becoming more and more popular. They should stop sueing 12 year olds first.
    That is so true I think this is fantastic news, and I hope it will send a crystal-clear message to the RIAA that no-one cares about their threats and disgusting tactics.

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