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someguy
01-25-2004, 09:43 PM
is kazaa lite an illegal program to the u.s. government?
if so is it possible for them to find out if you downloaded the program from this site?

locustfurnace
01-25-2004, 09:51 PM
? whats with the recent questioning linking kazaa and the government? this similar question was asked in this thread
http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?a...t=ST&f=1&t=1838 (http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?act=ST&f=1&t=1838)
What makes you think this way? Did you read something somewhere recently or hear of something that makes you ask such a question?

As stated in the other posting, the program is not illegal. Even if you download illegal content, the program remains legal, but your actions can be viewed as illegal if your downloading copyrighted works that forbid file sharing or anything that is in violation of the copyright.

It is the user, not the program that decides how they are going to use the app, whether they will be downloading shareware/freeware titles, such as those found on this site, (which is legal), or downloading retail apps, (which is illegal). Or downloading music that is freely distributed by the copyright holders, or from the latest retail recording of their favorite artist who does not permit copying their works.

An interesting development is occuring as well, it seems that Sharman Networks, the creators of kazaa, plans to sue the Record & Movie Industry for copyright infringement.

Originally posted by Kazaa Owner Gets OK to Sue Movie Record Companies @ http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...dustry_kazaa_dc (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=599&ncid=762&e=9&u=/nm/20040124/media_nm/industry_kazaa_dc)
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. federal court has cleared the way for Kazaa file-sharing software owner Sharman Networks to sue the entertainment industry for copyright infringement, Sharman said on Friday.

Sharman, targeted by studios and record companies because its software is used to trade music and video files, has sought to turn the tables on the industry, accusing it of misusing Kazaa software to invade users' privacy and send corrupt files and threatening messages.

Studios and record companies had asked the court to throw out Sharman's countersuit, but U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson in Los Angeles declined to do so.

Sharman, headquartered on the island nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, said it would pursue the case.

Tiago Estill de Noronha
02-07-2004, 07:21 AM
is't Kazaa lite a pirate version of the oficial kazaa?

dirkie
02-12-2004, 04:40 AM
Yeah, K++ is just Kazaa stripped from all the spyware adware etc. It's perfectly legal to distribute over here in the Netherlands.