The US legal machine is bulldozing peer-to-peer services and Kazaa is next. The IFPI has ensured that Kazaa has to have implemented filters to remove copyrighted material from its network services.

IFPI Chairman and CEO John Kennedy said: “Kazaa has received its final warning. It is time for services like Kazaa to move on – to filter, go legal or make way for others who are trying to build a digital music business the correct and legal way.

“Around the world, the courts are closing the door on peer-to-peer operators that promote copyright theft on their networks. This is good news for millions of consumers who are now turning to the hundreds of sites where they can get music online in a way that respects the copyrights of artists, musicians and producer.”