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Kazaa raided by ARIA

“Investigators working for the Australian Recording Industry Association raided the offices of Sharman Networks, makers of Kazaa peer-to-peer file-sharing software, Friday searching for evidence linking the company to copyright infringement, the company says.

The company was served with a “search and seize” order issued by a judge at the Federal Court of Australia. The homes of two Sharman executives were also searched, according to Sharman.”

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Who uses KaZaA anyway…

Posted by Jon in Seattle, WA on February 6, 2004 at 2:42 PM (CST)


Exaaaactly. :)

Posted by AussieLeigh24 on February 6, 2004 at 2:54 PM (CST)



Posted by eric on February 6, 2004 at 2:54 PM (CST)


First they shut down napster, now if they shut down kaza there will always be another.

Posted by Rilhouse on February 6, 2004 at 3:00 PM (CST)


This was part of a larger raid by the ARIA in Australia, it was in the news here. A couple of high-profile universities, corporations, and businesses were also raided. They timed it so it all happened at the same time too lol.

Posted by noogabooga on February 6, 2004 at 3:34 PM (CST)


I love how KaZzA is registered in Vanuatu but runs from the yuppie northern suburb of Cremorne here in Sydney :D if they are not trying to “run” from authorities from day 1, I don’t know what is.

For whom the bell tolls…

Posted by voodoo on February 6, 2004 at 4:17 PM (CST)


This has finally made me relinquish my use of Kaxxa lite from now on….not that it got used from when i first installed it though….

Posted by PodMax on February 6, 2004 at 4:24 PM (CST)


This caught me by suprise

have fun, Sharman!

Posted by Fiddytree on February 6, 2004 at 5:12 PM (CST)


So when is eveybody going to stand together and boicot the music industry by, for example, not buying any CD’s for, say , a month.  That is absolutely the only way we as consumers can have our voice heard and send a message to the music industry.

Believe me, I am not condoning illegal file sharing, but if the music industry, and RIAA in particular, goes on unchecked, we will end up with DRM that is way more restrictive than what we currently have.

Posted by Kokketiel on February 6, 2004 at 5:54 PM (CST)


“So when is eveybody going to stand together and boicot the music industry by, for example, not buying any CD’s for, say , a month.”

Heh, a lot of people are: last time I checked, there were about 3 million users online on Kazaa ;)

Posted by MeshAir on February 6, 2004 at 6:43 PM (CST)


okay call me crazy - im still not going to pay a dollar for a song.  there are plenty of other resources

seriously though - i think id pay for a song - we students and alumni - kids family - would pay for songs if they charged $0.10 a song -  i can pull that off - it would nice to have a nice pay site with a nice setup that is easy to use - to find all great songs… i can only dream.   

no dont say I-Tunes - cuz my I-pod is still trying to pay for itself - hence free but guity downloads…

i hate steve jobs

Posted by gabe on February 6, 2004 at 8:09 PM (CST)


my ipod payed for itself by me ripping my CDs to mp3s and selling the CDs used to my friends (who said i was crazy) for $3 bucks a pop….haven’t even looked back….the pod jacked to my stereo and is the FUTURE! CDs….who needs em….

Posted by joee on February 6, 2004 at 8:52 PM (CST)


gabe, you’re just a slimy thief looking for a rationalization for your thievery.  If they started selling songs for $.10 each you would find another “reason” why the man has his boot on your neck.

You want it.  You don’t want to pay for it.  You will never pay for it.  Just admit that, so you and everyone else can get on with their lives.

Posted by rdlink in Denver on February 6, 2004 at 8:56 PM (CST)


$.10 a song? How about $.05 a song? How about $.01 per MB downloaded, and you can choose the quality of the download?


Posted by Andy on February 6, 2004 at 9:04 PM (CST)


Im so sick of all these high and mighty posters on this site. I know at least 99% of you have downloaded at least one free copywrited song.
Yes i download songs for free, but i also have a 300+ cd collection. Its out there and its been out there and if your smart they wont catch you.
Think about that next time your at virgin records paying $17.99 for a 11 track cd.

Posted by theif on February 6, 2004 at 9:53 PM (CST)


rdlink - fortunately for urself u get to hide behind ur computer and not say that to my face.  Are u so rightious that u can sit here and say that we are all thieves for downloading?  U fail to understand the music industry has yet to catch up with the medium - you fail to understand the concept that we download in attempt to feel if the cd is worthy of purchase - u fail to understand that ur an a$$hole

i can go on - but the reality of millions of ‘thieves’ are awaiting for the industry to conform - not by offering overpriced songs that are in low quality and of minimum selection -  please go on with ur happy life now - i do buy cds thanks

Posted by gabe on February 6, 2004 at 10:07 PM (CST)


I purchase CD’s but I also admit to downloading music.  I rarely used Kazaa and in the past three years have never used Kazaa.  I am glad that Sharman got raided, there was too much kiddy and other porn on Kazaa.  It was a program that needed to be shut down.  For the most part I download an album, get discusted at the quality, end up liking the album, and buy it in the end.  CD sales actually increased whenever P2P networks started, people would download a few songs off of the album then end up buying it, just about everyone I knew in the Napster days purchased the album after downloading a few songs.  When they charge 50 cents a song and let me burn it to a CD (So I can take the song in my car) then I will legally download.  I don’t about Apple copyright codes written in their AAC files, but WMA downloaded from MusicMatch (atleast whenever I downloaded one) could not be burned to a Audio CD.  I love iTunes though and love the AAC format, hopefully Apple will not follow the downfalls of other companies.

Posted by guy on February 6, 2004 at 10:43 PM (CST)


What the hell is this going to accomplish?

God damn, what a last ditch effort this is.

What gives them any more of a right to raid kazaa’s offices looking for copyrighted material than it does to raid anybody?

What a joke.

Posted by Dave on February 7, 2004 at 12:31 PM (CST)


whats with u 99-cent payin chumps anyways, i get full albums off soulseek at 320k baby.. yeahh… 500 dollar not a whole lot for an iPod when your music is free.. wheeeee….

Posted by music pirate 4 life on February 7, 2004 at 7:55 PM (CST)


hey music pirate 4 life—- whats soulseek? i never heard of it before. i use mIRC for cds and Kazaa for singles. do u download full albums or song by song?

Posted by The Shank in PA on February 7, 2004 at 8:22 PM (CST)

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