Kazaa Defeats Copyright Violations In A Dutch Court But Faces Bankruptcy

Copyright provisions are finding their way into being applied to an Internet medium. File-swapping company Kazaa has been facing lawsuits for its technology of allowing file-swapping technology. In a huge twist of irony, Kazaa’s liability for copyright infringement was overturned in the Netherlands.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is Kazaa and what is the history of this lawsuit?
What did the lower court determine?
What did the appellate court determine?
What is the current status of the pending lawsuits in United States?
What will be the effect of this ruling and the future of Kazaa?


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