Racketeering Via Skype?

Most of us know that Skype is based upon technology and code created by the two guys behind Kazaa, the infectious (literally) P2P file sharing application that put every major record company into a spin in the last year. Now it looks like their past is catching up with them, only this time through Skype as both Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis are being pulled up in the courts under RICO laws which are usually reserved for those in organised crime… go figure.

The case itself is why the technology behind Kazaa was never sold on to the company (Streamcast) who had “first dibs” on it….

Makes for interesting reading, as always 🙂