Kazaa to rise from the dead

The notorious Kazaa peer-to-peer file sharing service is back from the dead three years after it was shut down by the music industry in a $150 million lawsuit.But the software looks entirely different this time around, with users forced to pay for their music instead of trading tracks illegally.Kevin Bermeister, who was behind much of the technology in the original Kazaa, is leading the relaunch of the new service through his company, Brilliant Digital Entertainment. Bermeister is based in Rose Bay in Sydney but the company has offices in Los Angeles and New York.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/biz-tech/kazaa-to-rise-from-the-dead-20090720-dqlk.htmlAlso see:Kazaa’s unlimited download plan
Kazaa a name once synonymous with illegal file-sharing activities, plans to launch a legal, unlimited music download service in Australia for less than $30 a month.On offer are songs by The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, George Benson, The Beatles and the late Michael Jackson.One early drawback, however, is the subscription service will initially only work on PCs and not on popular portable music players such as the Apple iPod.

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