Streamcast vs Skype lawsuit: 0 – 1 (partial results)

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When StreamCast Networks sued Kazaa/Skype for “racketeer influenced and corrupt organization act”, it was a kind of feud between two spyware-enable P2P file-sharing brothers (StreamCast develops Morpheus, a Kazaa-like platform). When StreamCast extended its list of racketeers to include eBay, that was a kind of bad acquisition case for eBay.

Well, a verdict has been reached. “In her ruling Thursday on a motion for dismissal, U.S. District Court Judge Florence-Marie Cooper concluded that StreamCast failed to make its case for relief under federal antitrust laws and dismissed all claims against Skype, eBay and more than a dozen other defendants,” says AP.

StreamCast will indeed appeal the ruling. Or go to state court. Or before doing so, maybe they’d like to include Joost, the new peer-to-peer video client based on the same engine that powers Skype and Kazaa.

Jan 24, 2007 | By Nuno

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