Monday, September 05, 2005

Australian Judge Holds, After a Trial, That Kazaa Must Furnish Filtering Technology to Exclude Unlicensed Copyrighted Works

On September 5th it was held by Justice Wilcox the Federal Court of Australia, in Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v Sharman License Holdings Ltd,[2005] FCA 1242, after a trial, that, under Australian law, Kazaa must furnish its users filtering technology that will exclude unlicensed copyrighted works.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh yeah well thats gunna hold water isn't it... so kazza filters 'britney spears' guess what happens next... everyone renames their files 'britney sprs'

No filter can possibly be imposed upon the kazza network that will effectivly block the traffic of 'illegal downloads' it is unfeasable.

start filtering by 'music fingerprints' or whatever else it is they use these days and someone will just ahve the clever idea to zip the file, or encrypt it.

Yep, have fun enforcing that one without crippling the software and turning it into the next napster...

Anonymous said...

the recording industry would love nothing more than to cripple p2p. that's the whole point.

Jack Doyle said...

You can't do that. If it's filename, it will be changed.. if it's fingerprint, it will be re-ripped with no fingerprint.

Good luck, though... I would love to see them try.

Anonymous said...

I just find it funny watching the attempts to cripple p2p. Its just not going to work. There are far too meny inovative people on teh internet. They will always find a way past any filters/copyright protection avaliable.