Radio & Television

Copy Australia when it comes to Kazaa, says CRIA

TORONTO – Down Under, Kazaa and other like services are now illegal, and the Canadian recording industry would like to see the same moves here. A press release on Labour Day celebrated an Australian court ruling which effectively outlaws free (or thieving) file-sharing service Kazaa and other such counterparts. “The Federal Court of Australia today ruled that Kazaa is an illegitimate business that deliberately profited from mass-scale copyright infringement,” says the release from the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA). The judgment, coming 10 weeks to the day after the unanimous United States Supreme Court ruling against the file-swapping operator Grokster,...