Morpheus sues 22 firms over P2P technology

Posted on Wednesday, May 24 2006 @ 19:28 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The company behind the file-sharing software Morpheus is suing eBay along with 21 others in a dispute over the right to technology used to make phone calls over the Internet:
The federal lawsuit filed by Los Angeles-based StreamCast Networks Inc. also names as defendants Internet phone service provider Skype and the founders of Kazaa BV, which the suit claims developed the technology that led to the online phone service.

StreamCast claims it had the right of first refusal when the founders of Kazaa sold the company and transferred its phone technology to another firm. Skype was acquired last year by San Jose-based eBay for $2.6 billion.
More details over at Seattle PI.

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