StreamCast Files RICO Charges Against Skype

Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) provider Skype, which is owned by eBay, is one of a handful of companies that had racketeering charges brought against it by StreamCast, the developer of the popular peer-to-peer network Morpheus, The Register reports.

Documents filed in a California central court accuse Skype, Kazaa, Sharman Networks and other firms of violating the United States’ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by employing StreamCast’s file-sharing technology, according to The Register.

Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friss, founders of Skype, were named as defendants in the suit, The Register reports, and both co-founded Kazaa before moving on to Skype.

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