Tuesday, September 06, 2005

File-sharing software breaking copyright | ABC News Online

I can't believe this one slipped under the radar like it did. I saw no television coverage of this. Maybe it goes to show that people are over the whole "Recording Industries vs The Rest of the World" thing.

File-sharing software breaking copyright, court rules. 05/09/2005. ABC News Online

"Some of Australia's largest music companies were among 30 organisations taking legal action against Sharman Networks and other companies associated with the Kazaa software.

They were alleging the software was the biggest system of copyright infringement ever seen, cheating recording artists out of profits.

Federal Court Justice Murray Wilcox has found six of the 10 respondents had breached music copyright, and he has ordered that the software be modified, so only licensed music files can be accessed."

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