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  1. Chinese File-Sharing Site Xunlei Plans U.S. IPO

    March 04, 2011 8:26 AM EST Google-backed Chinese video and music file-sharing firm Xunlei, once sued by six Hollywood studios for film piracy, hopes to raise $200 million in a U.S. initial public offering and is hiring JPMorgan Chase and Deutsche Bank to get ready. The comp ...

  2. eDonkey Settles With Majors To Tune Of $30m

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT eDonkey owners are the latest peer-to-peer operators to settle copyright infringement claims with the major labels. In a consent judgment filed today (Sept. 12), MetaMachine, Sam Yagan and Jed McCaleb eDonkey owners are the latest peer-to-peer ope ...

  3. Kazaa Faces New Court Battle

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Federal Court paves way for contempt proceedings. The full bench of the Australian Federal Court today (March 23) gave 32 record companies the green light for contempt of court proceedings against the operators of the Kazaa file sharing software. ...

  4. RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST targeted for illegally distributed copyrighted music. RIAA-member record companies filed a new round of "John Doe" copyright infringement lawsuits today (Jan. 31) against 750 individuals. These suits come less than a month after the ...

  5. Kazaa Operators To Face Contempt Query

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The operators of the Kazaa peer-to-peer file sharing operation were today (Dec. 15) ordered to appear in Australian Federal Court on Jan. 30, 2006 to hear contempt of court charges. Contempt proceedin The operators of the Kazaa peer-to-peer file s ...

  6. Kazaa Operators To Face Contempt Query

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Contempt charges to be heard Jan. 30. The operators of the Kazaa peer-to-peer file sharing operation were today (Dec. 15) ordered to appear in Australian Federal Court on Jan. 30, 2006 to hear contempt of court charges. Contempt proceedings have b ...

  7. Kazaa Blocks Aussie P2P Access

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sharman Networks has blocked access to its Kazaa peer-to-peer software in Australia. The shutdown took place late Monday (Dec. 5) in Australia to comply with orders from the country's Federal Court. Sharman Networks has blocked access to its ...

  8. Oz Court Imposes Deadline On Kazaa Filter

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST P2P service must apply filter by Dec. 5. Australia's Federal Court today (Nov. 24) gave peer-to-peer file-sharing network Kazaa a deadline of Dec. 5 to either filter copyrighted music from its system or face a complete shutdown. The Sydney co ...

  9. Sharman Boss Hemming Ordered To Testify

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kazaa parent accounts to be revealed by Dec. 9. Kazaa parent accounts to be revealed by Dec. 9. News ...

  10. Australia's MIPI Chief Splits

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Kerin exited OCT. 28 as GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit after a five-month tenure. Michael Kerin exited OCT. 28 as GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit after a five-month tenure. K ...

  11. Australia's MIPI Chief Splits

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Kerin exited last Friday as GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit after a five-month tenure. Kerin has joined the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft as director Michael Kerin exited last Friday as GM of ...

  12. Australia's MIPI Chief Splits

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Anti-piracy GM departs as piracy cases escalate. Michael Kerin exited last Friday as GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit after a five-month tenure. Kerin has joined the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft as d ...

  13. Judge Rejects Requests To Close Kazaa

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Court in Sydney turned down record companies' request for seeking the immediate and permanent closure of the peer-to-peer file-sharing system Kazaa. SYDNEY -- The Federal Court in Sydney turned down record companies' request ...

  14. Judge Rejects Requests To Close Kazaa

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lack of filtering upsets Australian labels. The Federal Court in Sydney turned down this week Australian record companies' request for seeking the immediate and permanent closure of the peer-to-peer file-sharing system Kazaa. On Oct. 10, the ...

  15. Judge Rejects Requests To Close Kazaa

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lack of filtering upsets Australian labels. The Federal Court in Sydney turned down this week Australian record companies' request for seeking the immediate and permanent closure of the peer-to-peer file-sharing system Kazaa. On Oct. 10, the ...

  16. Legal Matters

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The game of cat and mouse between copyright holders and Kazaa is not over yet. While the Federal Court of Australia issued a judgment Sept. 5 against those directly involved with operating the peer-to The game of cat and mouse between copyright ho ...

  17. Canadian Labels Call For Tougher Piracy Laws

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of an Australian court ruling that the operators of P2P service Kazaa authorized copyright infringement, Canadian music labels on Sept. 6 urged Ottawa to toughen this country's Internet pi TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In th ...

  18. Kazaa Operators Liable For Authorizing Infringement

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thirty record companies won the largest copyright infringement case in Australian history Sept. 5 against Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others directly involved with the Kazaa peer-to-peer network NEW YORK -- Thirty record companies won the la ...

  19. Kazaa Operators Liable For Authorizing Infringement

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thirty record companies have won the largest copyright infringement case in Australian history today (Sept. 5) against Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others directly involved with the Kazaa peer-to Thirty record companies have won the largest c ...

  20. Kazaa Ops Liable For Authorizing Infringement

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aussie court orders Sharman, Altnet to filter. Thirty record companies have won the largest copyright infringement case in Australian history today (Sept. 5) against Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others directly involved with the Kazaa peer-to ...

  21. Hemming Pressed To Testify In Sharman Trial

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aussie labels up ante in Kazaa case. Aussie labels up ante in Kazaa case. News ...

  22. Hemming Pressed To Testify In Sharman Trial

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aussie labels up ante in Kazaa case. Nikki Hemming, CEO of Sydney-based Sharman Networks, may yet have to testify in the Australian record industry's landmark case against Kazaa over alleged copyright infringement. The Australian labels were ...

  23. This Week's Top Stories

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <UL> <LI>China Caught In Web Of Games</LI> <LI>Behind the Deal: Labels Argue Legal Relationships Behind Kazaa</LI> <LI>FTC Won't Enter LPM Debate</LI> <LI>Case Summary: Pre-1972 Sound Recordings ...

  24. Behind the Deal: Labels Argue Legal Relationships Behind Kazaa

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the first time anywhere in the world, a lawsuit filed by record labels against tech companies over unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing has proceeded through trial. For the first time anywhere in the world, a lawsuit filed by record labels a ...

  25. Update: Sharman Asserts Innocence In Kazaa Trial

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sharman Networks, the Sydney-based owner of file-sharing software Kazaa, told Australia's Federal Court yesterday (March 23) that it should not be held liable for copyright infringement because it had Sharman Networks, the Sydney-based owner ...

  26. Final Arguments Begin In Kazaa Trial

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawyers for Australian record companies yesterday (March 22) began their final arguments in the landmark case against Sharman Networks' file-sharing software Kazaa. Lawyers for Australian record companies yesterday (March 22) began their fina ...

  27. Final Arguments Begin In Kazaa Trial

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawyers for Australian record companies yesterday (March 22) began their final arguments in the landmark case against Sharman Networks' file-sharing software Kazaa. Lawyers for Australian record companies yesterday (March 22) began their fina ...

  28. Oz Court Freezes Assets Of Key Kazaa Figures

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The record company applicants in the ongoing Kazaa lawsuit have temporarily blocked two key figures from selling or transferring their assets. SYDNEY -- The record company applicants in the ongoing Kazaa lawsuit have temporarily blocked two key fi ...

  29. Oz Court Freezes Assets Of Key Kazaa Figures

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian record companies have temporarily blocked two key figures in the ongoing Kazaa legal case from selling or transferring their assets. Australian record companies have temporarily blocked two key figures in the ongoing Kazaa legal case fr ...

  30. Oz Court Freezes Assets Of Key Kazaa Figures

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Copyright-infringement case nears conclusion. Australian record companies have temporarily blocked two key figures in the ongoing Kazaa legal case from selling or transferring their assets. The Federal Court in Sydney today (March 4) agreed to fre ...

  31. RIAA Sues 753 File-Sharers

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Assn. of America said yesterday (Feb. 28) it has filed another wave of copyright infringement lawsuits against 753 people it suspects of distributing songs over the Internet wit The Recording Industry Assn. of America said y ...

  32. Aussie Anti-Piracy Head Resigns

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Speck, GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit, has resigned effective April 15. The Australian Record Industry Assn., which funds MIPI, is looking for a replacement. SYDNEY -- Michael Speck, GM of Australia's ...

  33. Aussie Anti-Piracy Head Resigns

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Speck, GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit, has resigned, with effect from April 15. "I have achieved a lot in terms of raising the profile of the threat of piracy in th Michael Speck, GM of Australia' ...

  34. Aussie Anti-Piracy Head Resigns

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Speck, GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit, has resigned, effective April 15. The Australian Record Industry Assn., which funds MIPI, is looking for a replacement. Michael Speck, GM of Australia's Music Ind ...

  35. Documents Reveal Kazaa Sale Details

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sydney-based Sharman Networks paid &#8364;600,000 ($750,000) to buy the Kazaa file-sharing network from its Dutch founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis in January 2002, newly disclosed documents r SYDNEY -- Sydney-based Sharman Networks pa ...

  36. Aussie Court Releases Kazaa Sale Documents

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sydney-based Sharman Networks paid &#x20AC;600,000 ($750,000) to buy the Kazaa file-sharing network from its Dutch founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis in January 2002, newly disclosed documents Sydney-based Sharman Networks paid €600,000 ...

  37. Aussie Court Releases Kazaa Sale Documents

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sharman paid &#x20AC;600K for P2P network. Sydney-based Sharman Networks paid €600,000 ($750,000) to buy the Kazaa file-sharing network from its Dutch founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis in January 2002, newly disclosed documents reveal. ...

  38. This Week's Top Stories

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST <UL> <LI>Kazaa Parties, Labels Resume Court Battle Jan. 17</LI> <LI>Behind the Deal: The State of the Music Industry -- An Interview With Kenny Meiselas</LI> <LI>Behind the Deal: An Interview with Da Kazaa Parti ...

  39. Behind the Deal: Fighting For File Swapping On Capitol Hill

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST That's not a trivial task for Corwin, the lobbyist for Kazaa's parent company. When making the rounds on Capitol Hill, Corwin, 54, is up against the dual political powerhouses of the Recording Industr Philip Corwin has one of the least e ...

  40. Kazaa Trial Reveals Web-User Tracking Methods

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Record labels presented their first witness today (Dec. 1) in their Australian lawsuit over peer-to-peer software Kazaa. Record labels presented their first witness today (Dec. 1) in their Australian lawsuit over peer-to-peer software Kazaa. Focus ...

  41. Kazaa Trial Raises Issues Of P2P Control

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The amount of control Kazaa owner Sharman Networks has over its peer-to-peer service and the reasons the company is based in Australia are shaping up to be the focus of a trial that began yesterday (N The amount of control Kazaa owner Sharman Netw ...

  42. Labels, Sharman Face Off In Oz

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The largest copyright infringement case in Australian history began today (Nov. 29) as Sydney-based Sharman Networks and other "respondents" involved with peer-to-peer software Kazaa face 30 record co NEW YORK -- The largest copyright in ...

  43. RIAA Files 750 More Infringement Suits

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA brought a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits OCT. 28 against 750 file sharers, including 25 users on 13 university campuses. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The RIAA brought a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits OCT. 28 against 750 ...

  44. Universal Calls For Kazaa Owner's Identity

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has asked a Sydney judge to order Sharman Networks to reveal the identity of its owner. Universal Music and the other leading Australian record labels are suing Sharman for a Sydney -- Universal Music Australia has asked ...

  45. Universal Calls For Kazaa Owner's Identity

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has asked a Sydney judge to order Sharman Networks to reveal the identity of its owner. Universal Music and the other leading Australian record labels are suing Sharman for a Universal Music Australia has asked a Sydney j ...

  46. Universal Calls For Kazaa Owner's Identity

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has asked a Sydney judge to order Sharman Networks to reveal the identity of its owner. Universal Music and the other leading Australian record labels are suing Sharman for a Universal Music Australia has asked a Sydney j ...

  47. European Labels Take Action Against File-Sharers

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A second round of legal action against serial "uploaders" in Europe was announced Oct. 7. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry described the move as "the largest single wave of l LONDON -- A second round of lega ...

  48. Altnet Sues RIAA For Patent Infringement

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Altnet and its parent, Brilliant Digital Entertainment, have filed a civil suit against the RIAA and others, alleging breach of "TrueNames" patents that are used to identify digital files. SAN FRANCISCO -- Altnet and its parent, Brillian ...

  49. Judge Orders Kazaa Parent To Reveal Owner

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An Australian Federal Court judge has ordered Sharman Networks to reveal the names of the anonymous figures controlling the company. Sharman, the parent company of the peer-to-peer network Kazaa, is f SYDNEY -- An Australian Federal Court judge ha ...

  50. Sharman Wins Kazaa Domain-Name Dispute

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sharman Networks has won a domain-name dispute over its controversial Kazaa P2P file-sharing service. Sharman Networks has won a domain-name dispute over its controversial Kazaa P2P file-sharing service. The Geneva-based World Intellectual Propert ...

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