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! ! ! WARNING ! ! ! is no longer the official Shareaza . It has been taken over by Discordia Ltd which maintains also iMesh and Bearshare.
ShareazaV4, is fake. It isn't GPL, free or open source. It requires a subscription and installs a suspicious toolbar.
Send hate mail to Discordia, Ltd. 211 East 43rd St. 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10017, Attn: PRIVACY OFFICER.
Or visit their lawyers;Benjamin Fein, Stephen Meister, Mark Seelig, Matthew Kasindorf and Jeffrey Schreiber @ or Meister Seelig & Fein, LLP 140 E. 45th St., 19th Fl. New York, NY 10017 (212) 655-3578

[THE START] 18th September 2007
Writ of Summons issued before the Paris Regional Court by the SPPF against Jonathan Nilson and Shareaza, forcing Jonathan Nilson, to sell the domain.

[HIJACK] 19 December 2007,
Domain Hijack/Takeover/Transfer of the open-source P2P client project's domain name, by Discordia Ltd a shell/front company affiliated with
La Societe Des Producteurs De Phonogrammes En France (SPPF) the French version of the RIAA,
stealing the brand name and using it for a closed source spyware program known as ShareazaV4
The law firm who represent Discordia- have links to the new owners of iMesh and Bearshare

Jonathan Nilson, the trustie/owner of the domain confirmed that he sold the domain to scammers
The original project was forced to move their home page to

[HACKED] 1 January 2008,
the new domain takes advantage of Shareaza's built-in automatic update feature so that the spyware application is an update to Shareaza. vulnerability was fixed in Shareaza

[LIES] January 10th 2008,
"Law" Firm, Meister Seelig & Fein in New York representing ‘Discordia Ltd’ filed for registration of Shareaza's trademark at the United States Patent Office

[WIPO] May 28, 2009
Complainant is Phoenix Holdings International LLC, Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis, represented by Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP,
Respondent is, Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America, represented by Meister Seelig & Fein LLP,

Complaint is denied.

as of 2008 the RIAA only checks to see which songs are being offered via p3p.
It doesn't --and it dos'nt appear it has the ability to check if anybody's downloading them.
This is why the RIAA has to argue that "making a file available" is copyright infringement.
And the so-called "making available" argument is very much in a legal gray area
If "making available" is rejected once and for all, the RIAA will have to come up with some new methods
to prove users are actually downloading pirated files. Subpoenaing ISPs or putting tracking software on isp's or users PCs

This P2P / File Sharing Network is no longer available.

If you steal music or movies, you are breaking the law.
Courts around the world -- including the United States Supreme Court --
have ruled that businesses and individuals can be prosecuted for illegal downloading.
You are not anonymous when you illegally download copyrighted material.
Your IP address is and has been logged. Respect the music, download legally.

On 21 February 2006, servers located in a Belgian datacenter were confiscated by the Belgian police, and their operator, who lives in Switzerland, was arrested.
This was done after a local judge authorized the confiscation at the datacenter in Zaventem near Brussels, after a denouncement of the MPA.
The MPAA Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman, presented this raid as a "major victory":
This is a major victory in our fight to cut off the supply of illegal materials being circulated on the Internet via peer-to-peer networks.
By shaving the illegal traffic of copyrighted works facilitated by Razorback2,
we are depleting other illegal networks of their ability to supply Internet pirates with copyrighted works
which is a positive step in our international effort to fight piracy.

However, users didn't notice any change in performance when the police confiscated the servers,
Edonkey traffic stayed the same, it has even grown 20% since then.
since the confiscation, the owner has been released, and the trial has not started yet.
The automatic check to the official fileshare client's website can be disabled by assigning fileshare client website to IP address in the hosts file.


Sneaker refers to the shoes of the person carrying the media. This is usually in lieu of transferring the information over a computer network.
Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway.
Tanenbaum's 1981 textbook Computer Networks :First problem: calculate the throughput of a St. Bernard carrying 250 kilobyte floppy disks
Don't Copy That Floppy
Depending on the distances involved and the number and activity level of couriers, users may experience latency ranging from hours to days
Rafting photographers already use pigeons to transport digital photos on flash media from the camera to the tour operator.[2] Over a 30 mile distance a single pigeon may be able to carry tens of gigabytes of data in around an hour, which on a purely bandwidth basis compares very favorably to current ADSL standards, even when accounting for lost drives.


not "file sharing"

before you go and get a p2p program test it for pests @ p2pconsortium or get an oldversion

$0 slyck wiki1 wiki2 share your files forum p2pnet

The following file-swappers have been found not to have any pests bundled into them as of 2007/01/29 :
Shareaza, E-Mule, Gnucleus, Soulseek, Direct Connect, Mute, ABC Bittorrent Client, DC++, KCEasy, Azureus, BitComet, BitTornado,

The following file-swappers were found through google easyest but may not be safe!
limewire bittorrent mute morpheus bearshare utorrent gnutella imesh openp2p freewire shareaza napster skype blame canada
Aimster (Note: Aimster is now called Madster and is now a subscription service.
The current version of the software may differ from what is shown here.)
Acquisition  Ares Ares Lite Audiogalaxy BearShare BitTorrent (and other BitTorrent clients)
Blubster Direct Connect eDonkey2000 and Overnet Freewire Gnotella (no longer available)
Gnucleus Grokster GTK-Gnutella iMesh Kazaa Lite and Kazaa Lite K++
Kazaa Media Desktop LimeWire LordofSearch Mactella Morpheus NeoNapster
OneMX Phex Piolet Qtella Shareaza SoulSeek SwapNut (no longer available)
TrustyFiles Warez P2P WinMX XoLoX

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