Kazaa busted

Kazaa Media Desktop is a slick, commercial-grade file sharing app, shielded – so far – from prosecution by the application’s distributed architecture and the company’s multi-layered off-shore status. A US court has just stripped away both by compelling an ISP to grant access to a user’s personal data. By going for the users, the RIAA realises, they stand a better chance of paralysing the business. Who will download it once they know they’ve just bought themselves ‘felon’ status?