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Kazaa to return as subscription service

The name was once associated with piracy but Altnet plans to launch a legal subscription music service that features music from the top labels.

By July 17, 2009


There might be gold for techies in Tinseltown

Studios are opening their arms to technology start-ups, but can the two sides get past copyright issues as well as other differences?

By May 12, 2008


Leaked e-mails reveal MediaDefender's antipiracy woes

Messages portray a company overwhelmed by file-swapping community and skepticism from entertainment executives. MediaDefender is wake-up call for entertainment sector

By September 20, 2007


Labels seek to block Altnet revenue-share

Record labels have asked an Australian court to block peer-to-peer company Altnet's ad-revenue-sharing program.

By March 3, 2005


Altnet to share ad cash with labels

The P2P company will split revenue collected by file-swapping companies with certain record labels.

By March 1, 2005


Altnet seeks patent royalties from P2P

File-swapping companies find themselves on same side as the recording industry in patent dispute.

By January 12, 2005


At trial, Altnet-Kazaa link examined

In the music industry's suit against Sharman, owner of P2P software Kazaa, witness testifies about role of partner Altnet.

By December 15, 2004


StreamCast names Skype, Kazaa in lawsuit

The owner of P2P application Morpheus is suing over the technology underlying Skype's Net phone software.

By March 27, 2006


Kazaa owners may face time in jail

Australian record industry initiates contempt proceedings against the masterminds behind the file-sharing software.

By December 14, 2005


Sharman cuts off Kazaa downloads in Australia

Shutdown affects only the download site; people who already have the software can keep sharing files on network.

December 5, 2005