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The raid was illegal, says Kazaa

Written by Jari Ketola @ 10 Feb 2004 13:27 User comments (16)

The raid was illegal, says Kazaa Sharman Networks, the owner of Kazaa peer-to-peer network claims that the raid to its office last week was not legal. The search warrant, an Anton Pillar order, which granted the Music Industry Piracy Investigations, MIPI the right to conduct the search was not granted based on all the facts, Sharman says.
An Anton Pillar order is used in software piracy cases, and gives the right to conduct a raid without prior notice to the suspect. According to Sharman the judge who gave the order was not presented with all the relevant facts to the case and therefore the order should be set aside.

Sharman's complaint will be heard on February 20. Until then MIPI cannot access the seized documents, the company says.

Source: Wired

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16 user comments

110.2.2004 14:01

And I am so sure they wont touch them until then.... Matt

210.2.2004 16:46

Look out, iMesh! The party's over. jordanjesse@msn.com

310.2.2004 18:46

Kazaa rules!

411.2.2004 2:16

long live P2P DaOsT


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511.2.2004 2:18

Goddamn as*holes. Why don't they spend their f***ing time trying to work with the new techologies instead of trying to jail their customers? They are dinosaurs who should be extinct...

611.2.2004 5:59
Rodgers
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Wishing you the best Sharman. Bury those bastards. We have no respect for those tactics or that industry. Best to All! Rodgers

711.2.2004 6:04

Oops I acidentally made a copy! or Well we do regular backups of the data to safe guard it and we forgot to purge it after we were told by the judge to give it back. I would bet the data is already in the hands of the RIAA and their other affiliates already.

811.2.2004 6:38

RIAA just doesn't want to except they are getting replaced (like everything else) with new technology. I think they have had their hand in the cookie jar way too long.. Matt

912.2.2004 7:43
Maryela3
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Kazaa will live forever!!! Come on bastards come and get me im in Mexico !!!!!! Music Industry Piracy Investigations you just got little fishes not the big and fat ones Shit theyre just wasting money and time do something usefull with that monety many in people in africa are dying for God sake they will live happily with just 20 dollars a day and you watse thousands trying to find who the hell is downloading and copying more music shit they got on my nerves goddammit sorry for that and for the moment see ya!!! marie = ]

1012.2.2004 9:08

Big business lives and dies by pushing extreme interpretations of the letter of the law via contractual boiler plate, legal tax scams (like moving corporate "headquarters" to tax friendly offshore countries), shady EULAs, etc, etc... They fall back on these tactics that in many cases totally flout the "spirit of the law" whenever it is economically favorable and then stand behind a wall of corporate layers and special interest lobbyists for protection. When a "competitor" (like KaZaA) attempts to use the same strategy to do business the big boys cry foul, hypocritically citing the aforementioned "spirit of the law" and whatnot to make their case. The judges and law makers naturally side with those who are lining their pockets or worse yet have been bought and sold by big business interests and are put in place primarily to do the bidding of their corporate benefactors. It's not about legal vs. illegal; it's just power and money. Unless a real majority of the public ACTIVLY takes a stand against these abuses of power the big money boys will win. Period.

1112.2.2004 9:08

Big business lives and dies by pushing extreme interpretations of the letter of the law via contractual boiler plate, legal tax scams (like moving corporate "headquarters" to tax friendly offshore countries), shady EULAs, etc, etc... They fall back on these tactics that in many cases totally flout the "spirit of the law" whenever it is economically favorable and then stand behind a wall of corporate layers and special interest lobbyists for protection. When a "competitor" (like KaZaA) attempts to use the same strategy to do business the big boys cry foul, hypocritically citing the aforementioned "spirit of the law" and whatnot to make their case. The judges and law makers naturally side with those who are lining their pockets or worse yet have been bought and sold by big business interests and are put in place primarily to do the bidding of their corporate benefactors. It's not about legal vs. illegal; it's just power and money. Unless a real majority of the public ACTIVLY takes a stand against these abuses of power the big money boys will win. Period.

1212.2.2004 9:09

oops...

1312.2.2004 9:36
Rodgers
Inactive

Gray...you absolutely hit the nail on the head! Regards to All1 Rodgers

1412.2.2004 11:48

Except for the "corporate layers" bit... ;-) Spell check don't catch those "real" words. It is good to know I'm not the only one who feels this way. Sometimes I wonder. Thnx!

1513.2.2004 7:14
Maryela3
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wow whata a good speech im sure if they read it they will suffer and have diarrea for a month $uck them and Gray Area congrats thats the spirit of the future political leaders congrats P2P forever aurevoir marie


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1622.2.2004 16:14
willstod
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Grey Area That copy you just made is not legal. I'm coming for you. RIAA

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