News in brief: France Telecom, BT, Kazaa
French telecommunications regulator Arcep has come out in support of France Telecom dispute with competitors regarding wholesale rates. Arcep said it was closing an investigation into rates France Telecom charges other operators to use its lines after it found the rates complied with regulations.
BT will launch the first iteration of its cloud computing strategy, a virtual infrastructure service called BT Virtual Data Centre. VDC involves the virtualisation of servers, storage, networks and security delivered to customers via an online portal as cloud-based services.
A US jury has fined a 32-year-old woman $US1.92 million in damages for illegally downloading 24 songs using Kazaa file sharing network. The woman has been ordered to pay $US80,000 per song to six record companies: Capitol Records, Sony BMG Music, Arista Records, Interscope Records, Warner Bros. Records and UMG Recordings.