Copyright police raid Kazaa. Did it just get better for iTMS?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by billyboy, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. billyboy macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2003
    In my head
    Copyright police raid KaZaa

    By Frank Barnako,
    Last Update: 9:57 AM ET Feb 6, 2004

    WASHINGTON (CBS.MW) -- Search warrants allowing the seizure of material violating Australia's copyright laws were executed Friday at the offices of Sharman Networks, Brilliant Digital Entertainment, several universities, and the homes of company officers.

    Raids by the Music Industry Piracy Investigations were also conducted against four Internet service providers including Telstra, the country's largest access seller.

    The orders were directed against KaZaa, the general manager of MIPI told ZDNet Australia. "This is not about individuals, this is about the big fish," said Michael Speck. "This is a signal that Internet music piracy is finished in Australia."

    Sharman Networks, which owns KaZaa, said in a statement, "This is a knee-jerk reaction by the recording industry to discredit Sharman and KaZaa, following a number of decisions around the world that have ruled against the entertainment industry's agenda to stamp out peer-to-peer technology."
  2. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

    Apr 10, 2003
    The "Garden" state
    the music industry is a scary one right now.

    but if apple gets itms to australia soon...

    still, its kinda suspicious they raided some australian branches of kazaa and stuff only a month or two after that stunning blow in europe. (i can't remember which country it was that ruled kazaa's existence was legal).

    blech. the riaa is watching.

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