They can cripple Kazaa, but downloading will continue
by Peter Griffin, 09.09.05
With the rabid zeal for which it has become famous, the music industry chased file-sharing bandit Kazaa to the bottom of the world. But as the outcome of an Australian court case looks to crush Kazaa once and for all, the record companies find themselves cornering a rogue whose day has passed.
Kazaa sprang in all its lime-green gaudiness to the attention of web users in 2001 when it filled the vacuum left by Napster, which itself was toppled by legal challenges.
Kazaa's software has been downloaded 317 million times since and its users download three billion files a year. In contrast, the most successful legitimate music download service, iTunes, had racked up 500,000 paid-for song downloads by July, two years after it opened.
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