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2005-07-12 06:35:00

NEW YORK -- Anti-spyware vendors and consumer groups took a stab at issuing uniform definitions for "spyware" and "adware" on Tuesday in hopes of giving computer users more control over their machines. The definitions seek clarity that could help improve anti-spyware products, educate consumers and fend off lawsuits from developers of software that sneaks onto computers. It's not clear what, if anything, the taxonomy itself might accomplish in ending the deception involved in placing...

2004-11-29 08:00:00

SYDNEY, Australia -- Lawyers for Australia's recording industry branded the popular Kazaa file-swapping network "an engine of copyright piracy to a degree of magnitude never before seen" as they launched a court battle to shut down Kazaa's illegal activities. Citing claims by the owners of Kazaa, lawyer Tony Bannon, representing Australia's six major record labels, said the network has 100 million users worldwide who download three billion files each month. Record company lawyers will use...

2004-11-26 15:00:00

SYDNEY, Australia -- The next chapter in the global legal battle between the recording industry and file-sharing services is due to unfold here Monday when the owners of the hugely popular Kazaa software go on trial on civil copyright infringement charges. "We don't want to shut down Kazaa, just its illegal activities," said Michael Speck, general manager of Music Industry Piracy Investigations, a body set up by major Australian record labels to target copyright infringers. Kazaa's owners,...

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