You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Sharman squeezed

World Brief

Universal, EMI, Sony BMG, Warner and Festival Mushroom are suing Sharman Networks, creator of the file-swapping technology Kazaa, for music piracy in Australia’s Federal Court, according to United Press Intl.

The trial concerns the legality of Kazaa software, which allows users to swap free digital music files over the Internet.

UPI reported the court was told Kazaa had 100 million users worldwide, who share 3 billion music files a month.

Sharman says it encouraged Kazaa users not to infringe copyright laws, but that it cannot control how people use the software.

The trial is expected to last three weeks, UPI said.

More Biz

  • Jon Platt Martin Bandier

    Jon Platt to Officially Succeed Martin Bandier at Sony/ATV Music Publishing

    Universal, EMI, Sony BMG, Warner and Festival Mushroom are suing Sharman Networks, creator of the file-swapping technology Kazaa, for music piracy in Australia’s Federal Court, according to United Press Intl. The trial concerns the legality of Kazaa software, which allows users to swap free digital music files over the Internet. UPI reported the court was […]

  • John Malone

    What Does a Two-Headed SiriusXM/Pandora Giant Mean for the Radio Industry?

    Universal, EMI, Sony BMG, Warner and Festival Mushroom are suing Sharman Networks, creator of the file-swapping technology Kazaa, for music piracy in Australia’s Federal Court, according to United Press Intl. The trial concerns the legality of Kazaa software, which allows users to swap free digital music files over the Internet. UPI reported the court was […]

  • Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing

    Bill Cosby's Downfall the Result of Small Decisions and Big Culture Shift

    Universal, EMI, Sony BMG, Warner and Festival Mushroom are suing Sharman Networks, creator of the file-swapping technology Kazaa, for music piracy in Australia’s Federal Court, according to United Press Intl. The trial concerns the legality of Kazaa software, which allows users to swap free digital music files over the Internet. UPI reported the court was […]

  • The Ozzy Osbourne-AEG Lawsuit Is Over,

    The Ozzy Osbourne-AEG Lawsuit Is Over, But the War of Words Rages On …

    Universal, EMI, Sony BMG, Warner and Festival Mushroom are suing Sharman Networks, creator of the file-swapping technology Kazaa, for music piracy in Australia’s Federal Court, according to United Press Intl. The trial concerns the legality of Kazaa software, which allows users to swap free digital music files over the Internet. UPI reported the court was […]

  • Tarana Burke

    One Year After #MeToo Shook Hollywood, the Fight Rages on (Column)

    Universal, EMI, Sony BMG, Warner and Festival Mushroom are suing Sharman Networks, creator of the file-swapping technology Kazaa, for music piracy in Australia’s Federal Court, according to United Press Intl. The trial concerns the legality of Kazaa software, which allows users to swap free digital music files over the Internet. UPI reported the court was […]

  • Bill Cosby departs after his sexual

    Bill Cosby Sentenced to Three to 10 Years in Prison

    Universal, EMI, Sony BMG, Warner and Festival Mushroom are suing Sharman Networks, creator of the file-swapping technology Kazaa, for music piracy in Australia’s Federal Court, according to United Press Intl. The trial concerns the legality of Kazaa software, which allows users to swap free digital music files over the Internet. UPI reported the court was […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content