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(May 2003 - March 2007.) Tama's thoughts on the blogosphere, podcasting, popular culture, digital media and citizen journalism posted from a laptop computer somewhere in Perth's isolated, miniature, urban jungle ...

Peer2Here2Stay...

Monday, August 23, 2004
Australian IT reports that Sharman Networks (of KaZaA fame) are doing a happy-dance about the recent peer2peer ruling in the US:
Among other reasons for its landmark ruling Thursday, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said Grokster and StreamCast Networks were not responsible because they don't have central servers pointing users to copyright material. Nikki Hemming - chief executive officer of Sharman Networks, the Sydney-based company that distributes the immensely popular Kazaa peer-to-peer, or P2P, software - hailed the ruling as "a fantastic result for the peer-to-peer community. This ruling reinforces similar decisions in other courts around the world that P2P is legal".
(Details of US ruling & ramifications here).

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