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    Hi,

    I have been pondering to myself who gains from file sharing networks. Dunno why.

    Kazaa has spyware etc, so I guess revenue is generated there.

    But Kazaa-Lite is supposed to be spyware free..So now who gains?

    Diet-Kazaa is supposed to sit on top of Kazaa and stop spyware working...

    I am led to believe Kazaa-Lite is not by the same people as Kazaa-is that right? If so, who writes the code and to what end? Just for the pleasure of it?

    I have used the -Lite version trouble free for a good while now with no problems. When D/L though, you may be sharing with a user on Grokster-so does this not mean they are all in it together? ie Kazaa IS Kazaa-Lite IS Grokster etc..

    I have Bearshare, who offer a 'pro' version so I guess they have some revenue, even though most people will use the free one.

    Just curious as to who gains! Apart from me of course
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    Some sites have advertising on their homepage. Some people are really nice and just want to get their name out maybe?
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    Obviously they're all evil communists like open-sourcers.

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    YOu got a problem with that, you capitalist pig?

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    Shush the pair of you.

    Seriously, who is gaining? Who pays all the costs? I see no ads on kazaa lite.

    Well?
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    you pay for kazaa lite... kazaa has ads... kazaa lite does not.

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    Re: ..

    Originally posted by drdroid
    you pay for kazaa lite... kazaa has ads... kazaa lite does not.

    FU no, I wont go there!

    So, WHO does pay then....nothing is free in this life!

    Your answer is confused. I pay for kazaa lite, kazaa has ads, kazaa lite does not? WHAT?

    I dont do kazaa so I obviously dont pay (ads).

    Anybody?
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    If I'm not mistaken Lite still has come ads. Plus they ask for a donation, and ads on the website. I'm sure they get a lot of hits. Oh and ads when you boot up the program.
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    Kazaa lite has no pop up or spyware. Checked myself. I cleared my system of spyware from Spybot Search and Destroy. Downloaded and rank K-Lite. Ran spybot again and nothing. It shows ads on its web part thats it. They also offer gold things that people use to advertise their games/songs/w/e on and K-Lite gets money from them.
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    I think the k-lite people do it as a favor to the people who wouldn't use the network if it was spyware-infested. Most of those people are computer junkies, which means they're likely to contribute a large amount of content to the network and have computers which will be connected a large portion of the time.

    Plus, it's probably a pretty fun "hack" for them on the regular Kazaa.
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    Kazaa Lite ISN'T by the same people as Kazaa, they get the latest version of Kazaa and strip it of spyware and do some other stuff.
    No one is gaining from kazaa lite, because it's a volunteer project that still uses the kazaa networks, which are paid for by the spyware in normal kazaa, it a whole other layer of corruption .
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    Originally posted by HybridM
    Kazaa Lite ISN'T by the same people as Kazaa, they get the latest version of Kazaa and strip it of spyware and do some other stuff.
    No one is gaining from kazaa lite, because it's a volunteer project that still uses the kazaa networks, which are paid for by the spyware in normal kazaa, it a whole other layer of corruption .
    kazaa lite is kazaa cracked it is as simple as that... kazaa being the bastards they are encrypt their protocol and everytime someone cracks it they release a new version this is why you wont see a *nix version any time soon...

    and also why you should refuse to use their software

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    Well, Kazaa doesn't really require all that much funding. A file-sharing network keeps its self alive. The only thing that costs is the Kazaa servers that allow the users to connect through. Also, the idea of SuperNodes is a good one and could support more users for less cost, which is what Kazaa uses.
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    Kazar is owned by Sharman Networks. They are registered in Vanuatu and incorporated in Australia but do most of their bussiness thru the US and UK. This helps avoid being pinned down by copyright holders.

    They make money from selling your excess bandwidth and HD space for 'distributed computing'. As per the shrink wrap licence you sign to install.

    Advertising is also a big money spinner.

    Kazar lite (Kpp ect) is a modification of Sharmans' code just as a game cracked exe.
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    Kazaa Lite is a modified Kazaa version, which is bug free, spyware and adware free and has no banners.....

    It also includes a lot of good tools for your downloads( Speed up , avi preview, etc.)

    I have tons of stuff at home, downloaded with kaaza lite (over 60 GB), the best p2p prog, I ever saw.....

    AND IT'S probably used for illegal things and shouldn't have a link here. -nv, mod

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