StreamCast Sues eBay Over Skype Technology
“StreamCast Networks, the creators of the Morpheus file-sharing software, is alleging in a lawsuit that auction house eBay is profiting from peer-to-peer technology that rightfully belongs to it.
“StreamCast claims in a lawsuit filed Monday in the U.S. Central District Court in Los Angeles that Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, the duo who developed the technology behind companies Kazaa and Skype, of breaking an agreement to give StreamCast the first right to purchase their FastTrack peer-to-peer protocol.
“FastTrack was the network on which Morpheus’ file-sharing application once operated and is also the technology foundation of Skype’s voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service.”
Greg Sandoval. Morpheus Makers File Suit Against eBay. News.com. May 23, 2006.
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