Illegal file sharing has suffered a series of painful blows recently, including the legalistation of Kazaa and several other high-profile court cases. The next in line, Bearshare. After being purchased by Musiclab, Bearshare has become a totally new, legal service & software package. Musiclab's iMesh will continue to run as normal, as a completely separate service, but iMesh announced that the two could
interact. Free Peers, the previous owners of Bearshare agreed to settle with the RIAA in May.