Music Publishers, Kazaa Reach Settlement Deal

Law360, New York (November 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a move that could put to rest all pending lawsuits against file-sharing network Kazaa, the music publishing industry and peer-to-peer network service on Monday reached a tentative agreement in their ongoing copyright dispute.

Kazaa informed the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California that it would pay “a substantial sum” under the terms of the settlement, the National Music Publishers’ Association said.

The peer-to-peer file-sharing network will compensate music publishers and songwriters for the infringement of their intellectual property through Kazaa. The exact...
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