Kazaa now illegal in Australia
Following on from an earlier ruling in the USA, Kazaa is now illegal here in Australia.
I find it rather strange myself. If the users of the product do the wrong thing with it, how is that the makers problem?
The judge, Justice Wilcox, said "The respondents have long known that the Kazaa system is widely used for the sharing of copyright files."
Should we now expect Wilcox and cronies to clean up all those other little bothersome areas?
The makers of cigarettes have long known they kill people, the makers of cars know that their products are used to kill people, even those that make guns know they are used to kill people. I could go on but why, you know what I mean
I shall enjoy watching them brought to "justice", just like Kazaa.
Australian record companies -- including units of Universal Music, Sony BMG, EMI Group, Warner Music, and several independents -- will now seek damages for hundreds of millions of illicit music downloads at a later hearing.
Greed is good! I'll bet the artists see lots of that money
So now the same old cartel who have been charging me $30.00 a CD are happy. You gotta love this funny old world
As the beatles said "money can't buy me love", but it sure can get legislation enacted and court rulings in your favour.