Australian High Court Rules Against Kazaa
Text of Decision (UMA v. Sharman)
The Federal Court of Australia decided on Monday that the Kazaa file-sharing network has authorized copyright infringement and must modify its technology to curtail infringing activities within two months. Providing authorization to infringe is a violation of Section 101 of the Australian Copyright Act and is somewhat similar to principles of secondary infringement in other copyright laws, such as vicarious infringement in US law.
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