Piracy settlement reached between entertainment industry, Kazaa Holly Manges Jones at 9:46 AM ET
[JURIST] The entertainment industry and Sharman Networks [corporate website] announced Thursday that they had reached a settlement [press release] regarding Sharman's Kazaa software, which allowed illegal Internet downloads of music and movies [JURIST news archive]. The company agreed to pay "substantial" penalties - $115 million, according to a Los Angeles Times report - and to discourage online piracy by creating roadblocks for users who try to download copyrighted materials from the Internet without paying. Sharman plans to set up a lawful means for users to buy music and movies through negotiated licenses with entertainment distributors.
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