Sharman Networks

  1. Kazaa Returns As Legal Subscription Service

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kazaa, the one-time rogue file-sharing application, is relaunched to the U.S. market today (July 20). Only this time it returns as an all-you-can eat legal subscription service, carrying a monthly rate of $20. It will initially offer one million m ...

  2. Web Reaction: The Pirate Bay Sale To Swedish Firm

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT News that Global Gaming Factory X, a Swedish gaming company, had acquired The Pirate Bay has executives and experts around the world scratching their heads. The broad goal of the company is to create business models that ensures content providers ...

  3. St. John Replaces Handlin As ARIA Chair

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Denis Handlin is stepping down as chairman of the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) board after an unprecedented ten consecutive years. Sydney-based Handlin, chairman and CEO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand ...

  4. Kazaa, Joost Founder Friis Keen To Interact With Biz

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Janus Friis is hoping to build bridges with the record business. The co-inventor of the once-vilified peer-to-peer file-sharing network Kazaa will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the industry when he delivers the keynote spe ...

  5. Boucher Re-Introduces Fair Use Bill

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST For the third time in as many Congressional sessions, Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., has introduced a bill that would expand the protection of fair use under copyright law. Like the other bills he introduced over the last four years, the new bill could ...

  6. Handlin Back In ARIA Chair

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Denis Handlin, chairman and CEO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand, was re-elected today as chairman of the Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) for a record ninth year. The elections took place at ARIA's offices ...

  7. P2P Sues P2P

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brilliant Digital Entertainment and Altnet, which are affiliated with peer-to-peer network Kazaa, sued Morpheus operator StreamCast Networks and its chief executive Michael Weiss yesterday (Aug. 14) f Brilliant Digital Entertainment and Altnet, wh ...

  8. Major Labels Sue LimeWire

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Case brought for copyright infringement, unfair competition. The major record labels have sued peer-to-peer service LimeWire and executives Mark Gorton and Greg Bildson for copyright infringement and unfair competition today (Aug. 4). The suit, fi ...

  9. Altnet Launches Anti-Piracy Global File Registry

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Special filtering software launched Aug. 2. Less than a week after Kazaa's agreement to pay a $115 million piracy settlement to the global music and movie industries, Kazaa business partner Altnet has announced a new anti-piracy software call ...

  10. Altnet Launches Anti-Piracy Global File Registry

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Special filtering software launched Aug. 2. Less than a week after Kazaa's agreement to pay a $115 million piracy settlement to the global music and movie industries, Kazaa business partner Altnet has announced a new anti-piracy software call ...

  11. Major Labels Settle With Kazaa For $115 Million

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Settlement applies to P2P's global operations. The major record companies and motion picture studios have reached an out-of-court settlement, revealed today (July 27) by the RIAA and IFPI, with Sharman Networks and other operators of peer-to- ...

  12. Major Labels Settle With Kazaa For $115 Million

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Covers P2P's global operations. The major record companies and motion picture studios have reached an out-of-court settlement, revealed today (July 27) by the RIAA and IFPI, with Sharman Networks and other operators of peer-to-peer network Ka ...

  13. Sharman Network's Hemming To Testify Feb. 3

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legal representatives for 30 Australian and international record companies will get the chance on Feb. 3 to grill Sharman Networks CEO Nikki Hemming on her personal assets, as well as those of the com Legal representatives for 30 Australian and in ...

  14. Sharman Network's Hemming To Testify Feb. 3

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legal representatives for 30 Australian and international record companies will get the chance on Feb. 3 to grill Sharman Networks CEO Nikki Hemming on her personal assets, as well as those of the com Legal representatives for 30 Australian and in ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Sharman Ordered To Supply Asset Affidavit

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST An Australian Federal Court has ordered Sharman Networks CEO Nikki Hemming to supply an affidavit disclosing the company's assets by 4pm local time on Friday (Dec. 9). An Australian Federal Court has ordered Sharman Networks CEO Nikki Hemming ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Sharman Boss Hemming Ordered To Testify

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian Federal Court Nov. 17 ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki Hemming to submit to questions about her assets. SYDNEY -- The Australian Federal Court Nov. 17 ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki Hemmin ...

  21. Sharman Boss Hemming Ordered To Testify

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian Federal Court today (Nov. 17) ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki Hemming to submit to questions about her assets. The Australian Federal Court today (Nov. 17) ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki ...

  22. Sharman Boss Hemming Ordered To Testify

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian Federal Court today (Nov. 17) ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki Hemming to submit to questions about her assets. The Australian Federal Court today (Nov. 17) ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. MIPI Appoints New Chief

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations unit has appointed Michael Kerin as its new GM, effective May 23. Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations unit has appointed Michael Kerin as its new GM, effective May 23. For the ...

  33. Kerin Appointed MIPI Chief

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations unit has appointed Michael Kerin as its new GM, with effect from May 23. He succeeds Michael Speck, who departed as GM of the anti-piracy body in Apri Australia's Music Industry Piracy Inv ...

  34. Kerin Appointed MIPI Chief

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations unit has appointed Michael Kerin as its new GM, with effect from May 23. He succeeds Michael Speck, who departed as GM of the anti-piracy body in Apri Australia's Music Industry Piracy Inv ...

  35. Hemming Pressed To Testify In Sharman Trial

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nikki Hemming, CEO of Sydney-based Sharman Networks, may yet have to testify in the record industry's case against owners of Kazaa over alleged copyright infringement. SYDNEY -- Nikki Hemming, CEO of Sydney-based Sharman Networks, may yet hav ...

  36. Hemming Pressed To Testify In Sharman Trial

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 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. Nikki Hemming, CEO of Sydney-based Sharman Networks, may yet hav ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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' ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Documents Reveal Kazaa Sale Details

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 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 r SYDNEY -- Sydney-based Sharman Networks pa ...

  46. Aussie Court Releases Kazaa Sale Documents

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 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 Sydney-based Sharman Networks paid €600,000 ...

  47. Aussie Court Releases Kazaa Sale Documents

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sharman paid €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. ...

  48. Kazaa Parties, Labels Resume Court Battle Jan. 17

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The federal courtroom in Sydney, where expert witnesses have been battling over peer-to-peer network Kazaa since Nov. 29, is quiet until later this month. NEW YORK -- The federal courtroom in Sydney, where expert witnesses have been battling over ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Witness: Kazaa Can Detect Infringers

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Overriding severe objections from Sharman Networks' lawyer, Australian federal court Justice Murray Wilcox allowed an anti-piracy services provider based in New York to submit evidence today (Dec. 2) Overriding severe objections from Sharman ...

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