Thursday, December 15, 2005

Kazaa Owners Possibly Facing Jail?

Steven Deare writes on

Nikki Hemming and Kevin Bermeister, the masterminds behind the Kazaa file sharing software, could face time behind bars after the record industry initiated contempt of court proceedings, claiming an earlier ruling wasn't adhered to.

Record companies allege that Sharman Networks, the owner of Kazaa, didn't comply with a Federal Court order (described by the court as order number four) to modify the software to ensure 3,000 keywords would be filtered by 5 December.

However, Sharman disagreed since it managed to block Australian users from downloading Kazaa by identifying their IP address.


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