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Australian court rejects Sharman's appeal

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 08 Oct 2004 14:42

Australian court rejects Sharman's appeal Australian appeals court has rejected Sharman Networks' (the owner of Kazaa P2P software) appeal against the raids made to its offices in February this year. Sharman claims that the raids were illegal and that the material seized in raids should not be used in pending lawsuit against it in Australia.
Australian federal court ruled already in March that raids were legal under so-called Anton Piller order.

Judges decided that as the material seized in the raids was in custody of a third party (read: not with music industry, who was behind the lawsuit against the company), it is therefor not "insecure or vulnerable in any way" and that "..we do not see this as amounting to substantial injustice".

Next hearing in the case related to the legality of the raids is scheduled for 14th of October and it seems that the case itself, where the Australian music industry's association MIPI has sued Sharman over alleged copyright infringements, is set to continue on 29th of November.

Source: ZDNet UK

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