An Australian court today ruled that file-sharing network Kazaa is in breach of copyright and has ordered the owners of the service to modify their site in the next two months. The ruling is only enforceable in Australia.

Michael Spack, a spokesperson for the record industry said "The court has ruled the current Kazaa system illegal. If they want to continue, they are going to have to stop the trade in illegal music on that system. It's a great day for artists."

Speck also said that "This court order ... will have a worldwide impact not only on Kazaa but on every other illegal peer-to-peer business." Kazaa's owners, Sharman Networks Ltd, is based in Sydney, Australia.