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Sharman Acquires KaZaA Assets, Relaunches Site and Resumes Downloads
Sharman Networks Ltd. has purchased certain assets of KaZaA, including the popular consumer site KaZaA.com, distributor of KaZaA Media Desktop software. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

KaZaA is the Netherlands-based software and products company that founded KaZaA.com, a music file-sharing site.

KaZaA Media Desktop is a full-featured peer-to-peer file sharing software that allows users to search, download, organize and play media files. Included in Sharman's purchase of assets are the licenses for the FastTrack P2P Stack, the KaZaA.com Website, name, and logos.

"We are thrilled at our opportunity to resume the KaZaA service and further develop the KaZaA brand," said Sharman CEO Nikki Hemming. "We value the millions of users of KaZaA's software and will continue to enhance and grow our core offerings."