Racketeering Via Skype?

Most of us know that Skype is based upon technology and code created by the two guys behind Kazaa, the infectious (literally) P2P file sharing application that put every major record company into a spin in the last year. Now it looks like their past is catching up with them, only this time through Skype as both Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis are being pulled up in the courts under RICO laws which are usually reserved for those in organised crime… go figure.

The case itself is why the technology behind Kazaa was never sold on to the company (Streamcast) who had “first dibs” on it….

Makes for interesting reading, as always 🙂


  1. Sean March 27, 2006 at 7:02 pm

    Nice find ken! I actually never knew the same people that made Kazza made skype looks like im not ‘most of us’

  2. Ken March 27, 2006 at 7:18 pm

    not too bad yeah i guess. its likely to get hyped up because of their background, given the open success of skype globally i think it will overshadow the connections to kazaa… or at least hopefully.

    hard not being able to step back in the country tho…!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.