Sued By The RIAA? Blame Kazaa!
from the take-that dept
As long as Skype's founders are paying out many millions to the RIAA to settle its claims against Kazaa, perhaps they might want to compensate a few of the folks sued by the RIAA for using Kazaa as well. While some are already claiming that the settlement should cover them against the RIAA, a group of those sued by the RIAA have now filed a class action suit against Kazaa, blaming it for their problems. Among the claims against Kazaa are that it advertised "free downloads" leading people to think that it was legal, it set up a "shared folder" without making that clear to the users and (everyone's favorite) it surreptitiously installed adware and spyware on computers. All three things are true, but whether or not they broke any laws is another question. Again, like way too many class action lawsuits, this one seems more like a way for people who knew they were breaking the law to pass the blame onto another party.