More Litigation Hits Aimster, Kazaa

December 2002
Billboard;12/7/2002, Vol. 114 Issue 49, p8
Trade Publication
Reports on the litigation filed by Record Industry Association of America and National Music Publishers' Association against unauthorized file-sharing networks of Aimster and the parent company of the Kazaa peer-to-peer network Australia-based Sharman Networks Ltd. Accusation against Aimster Inc.; Deals of Sharman Networks in Europe; Implications if the court rules in favor of the labels.


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