Kazaa Wakes Up From Lawsuit-Induced Coma, Vows to Go Legit (Updated)

Old-line filesharing services can't seem to switch sides fast enough: Now Kazaa, leading purveyor of illegal MP3s and maliciously mislabeled pornography for a few years in the early 2000s, has been reborn as a legal, paid music download service. $20 a month gets you unlimited downloads, 2005-style: in WMA format, wrapped in tons of DRM. The history of iPod-incompatible music stores is littered with dead bodies, so, well, best of luck. UPDATE: Janko at GigaOm points to an interesting leadup to this "launch," which may not be a launch at all. An interesting read. [SMH via The Inquirer]

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frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

Why can't they just throw in the towel? When will these formerly 'illegal' companies learn that they will never successfully transition to becoming a legal company. Just look at Napster, Morpheus etc.

P.S. I also think PirateBay will fail....