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Altnet claims 75M legal downloads via Kazaa

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 19 Mar 2003 12:01

Altnet claims 75M legal downloads via Kazaa Altnet, the service that piggybacks with the mega-popular FastTrack-based P2P tool, Kazaa, claims that it has so far delivered over 75 million legal downloads through its service on Kazaa.
Altnet basically inserts advertiser-paid listings to Kazaa's search results. Often the files distributed by Altnet are either promotional type of content or "teasers" that require users to pay a fee to unlock the copy protection features in the files.

Kazaa's owner company, Sharman, uses Altnet as an example of legal P2P usage and will most likely use it as a very strong argument in its ongoing court case where it has been sued by the RIAA and the MPAA.


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