Sharman Networks, Australian parent company of the file-sharing software developer Kazaa, is rejoicing at the U.S. court ruling that two similar peer-to-peer programs, Grokster and Morpheus, do not violate copyright law.
However, the company concedes that the ruling is unlikely to have any effect on a music copyright-infringement case currently going through the courts in Australia.
Sharman said that, as consequence of the decision made by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, it will file a motion for a similar ruling to be held over its U.S. copyright infringement case, with the group’s lead counsel for the trial, Rod Dorman, demonstrating a new air of confidence.
Dorman describes the decision as a victory for the technology industry and for fans, artists and owners of entertainment content.
News source: CNet News