Monday, September 01, 2003


Kazaa Owner Complains of Copyright Infringement -- Chilling Effects Clearinghouse  

Kazaa Owner Complains of Copyright Infringement -- Chilling Effects Clearinghouse: "Kazaa Owner Complains of Copyright Infringement
August 11, 2003
Sender Information:
Sharman Networks
Sent by: [Private]
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
Encino, CA, 94136, USA

Recipient Information:
Customer Support, DMCA Complaints
Google Inc.
Mountain View, CA, 94043, USA

Sent via: Federal Express
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We act on behalf of Sharman Networks, Ltd. (the 'Owner').
As required under Sections 512(c)(3) and 512(d)(3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. ยงยง512(c)(3) and 512(d)(3)), we are instructed to place you on notice that:
1. The Owner is the exclusive owner of the copyrights in and to the Kazaa Media Desktop software (the 'KMD'); and
2. Utilizing the search query, 'kazaa,' at www.google.com, the following search results (the 'Infringing Material') contain unauthorized copies of the KMD or unauthorized derivative works of the KMD which infringe the KMD and the exclusive rights of the Owner:
a. http://www.kazaagold.com
b. http://mp3download.com
c. http://www.kazaalite.tk
d. http://www.kaaza.com
e. http://doa2.host.sk
f. http://www.k-lite.tk
g. http://www.kazaa-file-sharing-downloads.com
h. http://www.kazaalite.nl
i. http://home/hccnet.nl/h.edskes/mirror.htm
j. http://www.kazaa-download.de
k. http://www.zeropaid.com
l. http//www.kazaalite.nl/downloads.htm
m. http://kazaa.infos-du-net.com
n. http://www.kazaa-lite.tk
o. http://www.kkazaa-lite.info

Please immediately remove or disable all access to the Infringing Material.

I have a good faith belief that the use of the Infringing Material is not authorized by the Owner, its agents or the law. The information in this Notice of Copyright Infringement is accurate and under penalty of perjury, I am authorized to act on behalf of the Owner.

Should you require any further information regarding this matter, please contact me at the address, telephone number or email address indicated below:

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
Encino, California 91436
Tel: (xxx) xxx-xxxx
Email: [private]@biztechlaw.com"

Well. I guess their next step is to sue Microsoft so that they can remove the ability of IE to navigate to those sites :). Obviously, if their case had any validity at all, then they'd be suing the owners of the sites mentioned above, the offending sites would be offline, and no-one could get to them.

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