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Kazaa continues to operate despite the court decision

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 20 Dec 2001 13:15

According to, Dutch P2P software Kazaa is still alive and kicking despite the fact that Dutch court ordered the service to prevent illegal file trading and set a dealine for that to 13th of December.
According to Kazaa's attorney, company is negotiating to obtain legal licenses from Dutch recording company association Buma/Stemra and haven't paid any fines so far -- Dutch court ordered that company has to pay $45,000 a day after 13th of Dec if it doesn't comply with the court order.

Kazaa as well as MusicCity's Morpheus and Grokster are "next generation" P2P file swapping services that are all based on code from Dutch company called FastTrack.

Problem with service like Kazaa is the fact that they are based on "real" P2P systems and they don't have any central servers -- this means that there's no centralized control over the network and the files that users swap with each others.

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