If you bust out the heavy legal artillery in an attempt to stop the march of time rather than addressing the challenge from a business standpoint, don’t be surprised when someone uses the same weapons on you:
- A U.S. federal court has cleared the way for Kazaa file-sharing software owner Sharman Networks to sue the entertainment industry for copyright infringement, Sharman said on Friday.
Sharman, targeted by studios and record companies because its software is used to trade music and video files, has sought to turn the tables on the industry, accusing it of misusing Kazaa software to invade users’ privacy and send corrupt files and threatening messages.
Studios and record companies had asked the court to throw out Sharman’s countersuit, but U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson in Los Angeles declined to do so. [REuters]
This is called karma and is hilarious if nothing else.