Friday, July 28, 2006

Kazaa P2P Network goes Legit

With settlement, Kazaa casts off its pirate garb
The notorious P2P service tries to go straight, but even a multimillion-dollar deal with record labels might not be enough.

By Caroline McCarthy, Staff writer, CNET
Last modified: July 27, 2006, 12:56 PM PDT

Once a bane of the recording industry for its popularity as a place to get music without paying for it, Kazaa now will begin using filtering technology to prevent its users from distributing files that infringe on copyrights. Its parent company, Sharman Networks, will pay more than $100 million to global record labels EMI Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music and Warner Music.



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