The RIAA Strikes Back - Kazaa Websites Targetted!

By Phantasm66
Sep 13, 2003
  1. I just received this e-mail from a friend:

    "Seems like the RIAA are still being a pest and won't give up the fight to stop people using P2P software. They have now asked Google to remove all indexed links to Kazaa and Kazaalite related websites and it looks like they've complied. Also, it appears that the Kazaalite website is down :-("

    Just the beginning of an RIAA crackdown on Kazaa?

    More here.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

  3. filthy_mcnasty

    filthy_mcnasty TS Rookie Posts: 78

    just to clarify, i think your friend is a bit confused.....the request for google to not link kazaa lite did not come from the RIAA, it came from kazaa themselves.
    notice that searching for kazaa itself still works but search for kazaa lite and scroll to the bottom. of course the complaint only forced google to remove OLD links, new ones can popup all the time hehehe.
    this is kazaa trying to stop kazaa lite.
    how's that for irony?

    (unless the link in your story and the email from your friend refer to 2 different things)
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    I imagined that Kazaa are trying to get google to remove links to Kazaalite because the RIAA are putting pressure on Kazaa.

    Kazaa are trying to say what they are doing is fine, but that KazaaLite is the real culprit.

    RIAA will shut down both. Or at least try to.
  5. Shnig

    Shnig TS Enthusiast Posts: 170

    kazaa hate kazaalite because of lost profits(the lite version has no adds or add ware)
  6. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    With the addition of the New paid version of Kazaa, Klite is even more of a pain to them. Since the only real plus to the paid version is pretty much what you get with Klite.

    Though I would imagine that RIAA will be looking to collect their "fair share" of the profits from that new paid version of Kazaa.

    This is the paid version I am refering to in case you haven't heard of it
  7. chaos450

    chaos450 TS Rookie

    Kazaa Lite website is still up:

    That's where all the addresses pointed to.
  8. filkertom

    filkertom TS Rookie

    Here, Clue! Here, boy....

    The funny parts to me are that (a) is still showing up and (b) the page accessing the DMCA complaint lists all of the offending web sites in one easy-to-access place....
  9. Wowsogreat

    Wowsogreat TS Rookie

    Its really sharman

    The post says that the RIAA is the one that cracked down on the kazaalite sites. That is untrue. If you actually read the legal document, you'll see that it is really Sharman Networks (the creator of Kazaa).
  10. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    Yes, but my argument is that they have done so due to pressure from the RIAA. They think that they can "pass the buck" and claim that its Kazaa Lite that the RIAA should be targetting, whereas the RIAA would like to shut down both. The linked article is a related, but not the axiom of my post.
  11. TS | Crazyace

    TS | Crazyace TS Rookie Posts: 275

    SCREW the record companies!!! After all this, I will NEVER buy a friggin CD!! Anyhow, you can buy a DVD MOVIE cheaper!! It's ridiculous, and they are getting what they deserve. When I was a kid I copied tapes like crazy, what the hell is the difference?

    WINMX rocks!
  12. Shnig

    Shnig TS Enthusiast Posts: 170

    No phant they (Kazaa) have been trying to shut down kazaa lite from the start with no pressure from the riaa.
  13. well as you can see they did shut down the site but kazaalite will nvr disappear as long as someone has it on ther comp. I recently reformatted my comp uh oh no kazaalite ther gone. Then a idea well y not search for it like i do every other program on kazaa. So i just found something that was around (imesh) typed in the file name boom kazaa lite out my a** :D. then deleted imesh
  14. Also i dare the gov agencys or w/e to come find meh oO i'll zero write my hd so fast and put my old one in my comp.
  15. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    K-lite is still around, and on the web itself. Just the other day I googled for it and came up with a page that was basically a working archive of previous incarnations of K-lite.
  16. cogenmaster

    cogenmaster TS Enthusiast Posts: 117

    I use WinMx as does Julio, and I am sure many other. I wonder when the RIAA is going to start targeting them?
  17. Godataloss

    Godataloss TS Rookie Posts: 482

    With all the john doe cases, you won't ever be certain they aren't unless your IP is forced to turn you in. How's that for rampant paranoia?

    Anyone use DC++?
  18. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    You'll have to do a lot more than that and I doubt the FBI is going to wait 5 hours for your to zero your drive. :)
  19. Godataloss

    Godataloss TS Rookie Posts: 482

    Does the FBI really get into aprehending file sharers? No wonder this country is so f'ed up.:rolleyes:
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