Proving that the music industry just isn’t going to give up, Music Industry Privacy Investigations (MIPI) has launched a series of raids targeting Kazaa, several universities, and internet providers including Big Pond, seeking to gather evidence about ‘illegal’ fileswapping.
Kazaa’s pleas that it has re-shaped itself into a ‘legitimate’ business appear to have fallen on deaf ears.
“There is no doubt this is a cynical attempt by the industry to disrupt our business, regain lost momentum, and garner publicity. The assertions by plaintiffs are hackneyed and worn out. It is a gross misrepresentation of Sharman’s business to suggest that the company in any way facilitates or encourages copyright infringement.” says Sharman Networks, the owners of Kazaa.