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Google Pull Kazaa Lite

It seems that Google has bowed to pressure to remove listings for sites that distribute Kazaa Lite.
If you search Google for “Kazaa”, “Kazaa Lite” and variants thereof, you get a notice:
“In response to a complaint we received under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 8 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint for these removed results”
Of course irony isn’t even the word to use about the complainant, Sharman Networks. They produce the full version of Kazaa complete with spyware, popup ads and the like. Kazaa Lite is a hacked version of this software, and they’re arguing that their copyright has been infringed. Of course the fact that the entire purpose of Kazaa is to infringe other people’s copyright is neither here nor there…
The other irony is that the link Google is putting in to the complaint, lists all the sites that Sharman Networks want banned.