The story of the day is obviously the settlement between Kazaa owner Sharman networks and the music industry. Sharman Networks promises to pay 100 million US-dollars and to roll out some sort of filtering mechanism, and the labels in turn drop their lawsuit.

I'm wondering if we're actually gonna see any of these changes anytime soon. iMesh took over a year to roll out their licensed service, meanwhile continuing to let users swap files with the unspoken approval of the entertainment industry. Metamachine is supposedly still working on a transition that started last fall. Will it be business as usual for Kazaa users for ome time to come?

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