My editorial opinion:
I have seen reports that Kazaa has entered into a settlement with the RIAA, under which it will seek to sell "licensed" RIAA music throught p2p technology.
The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.
I am assuming that the settlement does not in any way affect the thousands of lawsuits against Kazaa customers. If that is so, it's wrong.
Many of the fine people who are being terrorized by the RIAA are in this mess because of Kazaa, and a settlement which gets Kazaa off the hook with the RIAA but doesn't do anything for the good folks who took Kazaa at its word, is not something I find comforting in the least.
I would have thought that Kazaa would have done something to end the reign of terror against its customers.
If the settlement doesn't provide for the cessation of RIAA litigation against Kazaa customers, and if Kazaa will be working with the RIAA to sell licensed distribution, I would call upon all members of the public to boycott the 'new Kazaa' to the same extent that they are boycotting the RIAA.
And I would call upon all defendants in RIAA cases, who are being sued because of Kazaa, to consider -- if they have the means to do so -- cross suing Kazaa.
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