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May 16, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
AOL Time Warner Inc., Sony Corp. and other entertainment companies suing the operator of Kazaa will be able to learn who has invested in the online file-sharing system, a U.S. judge ruled. U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick Walsh ordered Sharman Networks Ltd. to produce a list of names of investors, as well as lenders that declined invitations to invest.
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January 23, 2004 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
The company behind the Kazaa file-sharing network has the green light to pursue its own copyright infringement case against the record labels and Hollywood studios that accuse it of promoting piracy. Sharman Networks Ltd. alleges that in their effort to catch people sharing files illegally, the labels and studios used unauthorized and unlicensed versions of Kazaa to monitor users of the network.
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January 23, 2004 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
The company behind the Kazaa file-sharing network has the green light to pursue its own copyright infringement case against the record labels and Hollywood studios that accuse it of promoting piracy. Sharman Networks Ltd. alleges that in their effort to catch people sharing files illegally, the labels and studios used unauthorized and unlicensed versions of Kazaa to monitor users of the network.
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May 16, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
AOL Time Warner Inc., Sony Corp. and other entertainment companies suing the operator of Kazaa will be able to learn who has invested in the online file-sharing system, a U.S. judge ruled. U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick Walsh ordered Sharman Networks Ltd. to produce a list of names of investors, as well as lenders that declined invitations to invest.
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January 11, 2003 | Jon Healey
A federal judge refused to dismiss a copyright-infringement lawsuit by the major Hollywood studios and record companies against Sharman Networks Ltd., distributor of the popular Kazaa software for online file-sharing. Sharman, based in the South Pacific island of Vanuatu, argued that it could not be sued in the United States. But U.S. District Judge Stephen V.
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March 5, 2004 | From Associated Press
A federal judge in Australia rejected a request by the company behind Kazaa to bar the major record companies from using evidence seized last month in a dozen court-sanctioned raids in their copyright infringement lawsuit against the file-swapping giant. Lawyers for Sharman Networks Ltd. of Vanuatu, which distributes the Kazaa software, said they wanted to study the 23-page ruling before commenting. An appeal is possible.
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December 3, 2002 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge on Monday weighed arguments, but postponed ruling in a contentious hearing over the fate of the popular Morpheus and Grokster file-swapping networks. Both sides in the copyright infringement lawsuit -- filed against the networks by Hollywood studios, major record labels and music publishers -- asked U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson to rule in the case that has emerged as a key legal fight in the post-Napster world.
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April 8, 2006 | From the Associated Press
StreamCast Networks Inc., the company behind the Morpheus online file-swapping software, said Friday that negotiations to settle a five-year copyright battle with the entertainment industry had failed and that it would now fight the case in court. "I am really disappointed that we weren't able to reach settlement terms with the plaintiffs," said StreamCast Chief Executive Michael Weiss said. "Now we want our day in court." The company planned to file a motion with U.S.
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February 13, 2004 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
In the music industry's most significant endorsement to date of online file sharing, independent label Artemis Records has agreed to make its albums available for purchase on Kazaa, Grokster and two other peer-to-peer networks. New York-based Artemis, home to well-known artists such as Steve Earle, the Pretenders and the late Warren Zevon, is the most notable label to license its songs to Altnet Inc., a Woodland Hills company that uses file sharing to deliver digital goods.
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November 26, 2002 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Sharman Networks Ltd., operator of the popular Kazaa online file-sharing network, is incorporated in the South Pacific tax haven of Vanuatu and runs its business primarily through contractors in Australia. But on Monday its lawyers were in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, fighting an effort by the major music and movie companies to sue Sharman and one of those contractors on these shores.
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September 6, 2005 | From Associated Press
A federal court ruled Monday that the popular file-swapping program Kazaa infringes copyright and gave its purveyors two months to alter the system so its users can no longer engage in music piracy. Hailed as a victory by the recording industry, the court's decision has implications well beyond the borders of Australia, where Kazaa executives are based, because of the Internet's global nature.
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