Andy Abramson just scored a big scoop. He has discovered that Kazaa, Skype, its co-founders Niklas Zennstrom, Janus Friis and several related parties have been sued for RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) violations by their rival StreamCast Networks, a company that made Morpheus peer-to-peer software. The suit was filed in the US District Court in Los Angeles.
StreamCast as you might remember was butting heads with the RIAA which had sued Morpheus, Grokster and Kazaa. This most recent legal action is most intriguing, and it would be interesting to read the full complaint and if anyone has access to the documents drop me an email. That would be a rather juicy read. This is yet another headache for folks at eBay, who snapped up Skype for $4.1 billion last year. I will add further details, as the story unfolds.