Kazaa network: Are you concerned?

roundup  The file-swapping program says its users' machines could be used to host and distribute other companies' content, but not at the cost of their privacy.

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Kazaa controversy: Software or sneakware?
Kevin Bermeister, CEO, Brilliant Digital Entertainment
The file-swapping program and its parent company, Sharman Networks, say file-traders' machines could be used to host and distribute other companies' content. But some Kazaa users are concerned that the added software will violate their privacy.

Kazaa exec defends sleeper software
Two days after plans for a stealth P2P network were unveiled, Kazaa's owner defends its actions and privacy policy.
April 3, 2002

Brilliant CEO: Nothing to hide
CNET News.com talks to Brilliant Digital Entertainment's Kevin Bermeister about his plans for Altnet and the storm of criticism.
April 3, 2002

Stealth P2P network hides inside Kazaa
A company is quietly attaching its software to downloads of the popular program, with plans to weld people's PCs into a network of its own.
April 1, 2002

How to uninstall Brilliant software
These three steps will remove most traces of the Brilliant Digital software from most machines, but it's not an easy process.
April 3, 2002

previous coverage
Ruling bolsters file-traders' prospects
update A Dutch court becomes the first to protect a file-swapping company against copyright liability, ruling Kazaa BV is not responsible for the actions of people using its software.
March 28, 2002

Morpheus woes lift rival from obscurity
Australia-based Sharman Networks came from nowhere to buy the Kazaa Media Desktop and now carries bragging rights as the world's largest file-swapping network.
March 5, 2002