Antitrust Suit Against Skype Dismissed

Law360, New York (January 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Peer-to-peer network Morpheus has been struck a blow in a battle over who owns technology that powers P2P networks and Internet-powered phone calls. A federal judge has thrown out its $4.1 billion antitrust suit against Skype Technologies S.A. and Kazaa.

Judge Florence-Marie Cooper of U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed charges against Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Kevin Bermeister, Kazaa owner Sharman Networks Ltd., and other related parties, who were accused of using FastTrack technology. Morpheus owner Streamcast Networks Inc. claimed to...
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