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An Australian court has told Kazaa's owners to impose a filtering system so searches for 3,000 keywords do not let users find copyrighted material.

Kazaa is making the changes to win a chance to have an appeal heard on a copyright case it lost in September.
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Initially the record labels, represented by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, wanted Kazaa to filter 10,000 terms. The court reduced this to a list 3,000 terms long that will be updated every fortnight. Kazaa will have 48 hours to update the lists when they are renewed.

Artists such as Kylie Minogue and Eminem could disappear from Kazaa when the list is imposed.

As another condition Kazaa must make it impossible for users of its updated browsing software to get around the list. It must also make efforts to make as many users as possible upgrade to the restricted version.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4478224.stm
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Slowly dying rofl.

But other programs come along. Although others are already around.
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post #3 of 34
Good idea.

But Kazaa is filled with viruses..I mean Kazaa is the most virus infected place on the net.
I think Kazaa is shot, especialyl wtih this new tool.

However, I'm sure every P2p program including limewire will be forced to put this tool in their software in the seeable future.
But this is a great idea.
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Man, I can't believe people still use kazaa. Its like an old hooker. Ugly, full of viruses, and no longer appealing.
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Two words:

Bit Torrent
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Its not full of viruses..
Its full of malware
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Originally Posted by X3Nh4nC3D
Two words:

Bit Torrent
that's one word
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Man, I can't believe people still use kazaa. Its like an old hooker. Ugly, full of viruses, and no longer appealing.
lmao, yeah kazaa is pretty viral infected
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I don't worry about it if I can't afford it then I don't need it.
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post #10 of 34
I think most people are turning towards bittorrent anyway so it doesn't make the slightest bit of difference what the big companies do! Maybe if they reduced the prices of games/music etc some people would stop downloading & start buying again! But nothing the industries do will stop the downloaders & pirates the only way to stop it would be to take the internet offline but that ain't gonna happen!
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