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Parody singer “Weird Al” Yankovic has sued Sony Music Group, and seeks $5 million in damages in what he alleges to be unfair business dealings, according to CP. The suit was filed by Yankovic’s Ear Booker Enterprises, and alleges that Sony has “incorrectly reported to Ear Booker the quantity of products sold, has incorrectly categorized those products, and has incorrectly …
Kazaa appears to be following the trail that Napster first blazed (and then was dragged down). The file-sharing network, like its predecessor, is well known for being used to illegally trade copyrighted works. Now, much like Napster, Kazaa has reached the end of that rope. Sharman Networks, which owns Kazaa, has agreed to “go legitimate,” and to pay a substantial amount of money to four music companies.
The parent company of the controversial filesharing service Kazaa has filed suit in a Canadian court against p2pnet.net over alleged libelous comments made in the blog’s comments section. The result of the lawsuit could have broad implications on the level of responsibility bloggers and forum hosts hold for third party (often anonymous) comments.
Sharman Networks, the operator of the Kazaa P2P file sharing system, may have to fork over at least three-quarters of a billion dollars to the global recording industry as the Australian Federal Court for Sydney ruled the company violated Australian copyright law. More than violation of copyright law, the ruling goes as far as finding Sharman guilty of enticing users to become pirates by making it easy for them to do so.
The trial pitting Australia’s recording industry against the makers of Kazaa may be coming to a highly anticipated end. With closing arguments complete, Judge Murray Wilcox of Australia’s Federal Court is expected to rule whether or not the makers of the P2P client are liable for copyright breaches and lost income resulting from files being shared across the Kazaa expanse.
According to wire reports Sharman Networks has added Internet-based phone calls to the popular file-sharing program Kazaa.